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Table 2 Prevalence of underweight, normal, overweight and Obesity among pensioners in Ghana, stratified by socio-demographic factors

From: Prevalence of obesity and overweight and its associated factors among registered pensioners in Ghana; a cross sectional studies

   Body Mass index groupings
   ≤18.4 18.5–24.9 25.0–29.9 ≥ 30
Variable   Underweight Normal Overweight Obese
  N n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Overall Prevalence 4476 267 (6.0) 2137 (47.7) 1342 (30.0) 730 (16.3)
Prevalence by Sex
 Male 3069 232 (7.6) 1743 (56.8) 848 (27.6) 246 (8.0)
 Female 1402 34 (2.4) 393 (28.0) 492 (35.1) 483 (34.5)
Prevalence by Current Age in years
 Less than 65 1625 72 (4.4) 659 (40.6) 559 (34.4) 335 (20.6)
 65–69 1484 68 (4.6) 711 (47.9) 453 (30.5) 252 (17.0)
 70–74 774 59 (7.6) 425 (54.9) 195 (25.9) 95 (12.3)
 75–79 333 36 (10.8) 198 (59.5) 73 (21.9) 26 (7.8)
 ≥ 80 130 22 (5.9) 71 (54.6) 33 (25.4) 4 (3.1)
Prevalence by Religion
 Christianity 3793 202 (5.3) 1752 (46.2) 1168 (30.8) 671 (17.7)
 Islam 476 40 (8.4) 263 (55.3) 129 (27.1) 44 (9.2)
 Traditional 90 15 (16.7) 65 (72.2) 9 (10.0) 1 (1.1)
 Others 18 1 (5.6) 8 (44.4) 6 (33.3) 3 (16.7)
Prevalence by Highest Formal Educational Level
 None 484 49 (10.1) 289 (59.7) 112 (23.1) 34 (7.0)
 Basic/ MSLCa 1596 93 (5.8) 797 (49.9) 464 (29.10 242 (25.2)
 Secondary 618 34 (5.5) 292 (39.5) 188 (30.4) 104 (16.8)
 Tertiary 1141 44 (3.9) 451 (39.5) 398 (34.90 248 (21.7)
 Others 163 5 (3.0) 70 (42.9) 57 (35.0) 31 (19.0)
Prevalence by social classa
 I [Professional] 309 5 (1.62) 76 (24.6) 111 (35.9) 117 (37.9)
 II [Managerial/technical] 780 39 (5.0) 357 (45.8) 248 (31.8) 136 (17.4)
 III [(N) Skilled non-manual] 1287 71 (5.5) 557 (43.3) 446 (34.7) 213 (16.6)
 III [(M) Skilled Manual] 385 24 (6.1) 222 (56.2) 105 (26.6) 44 (11.1)
 IV [Partly skilled] 863 53 (6.1) 449 (52.0) 240 (27.8) 121 (14.0)
 V [Unskilled] 682 63 (9.2) 392 (57.5) 157 (23.0) 70 (10.30
Prevalence by Current marital status
 Never Married 73 5 (6.9) 32 (43.8) 25 (34.3) 11 (15.1)
 Married 3155 198 (6.3) 1629 (51 .6) 919 (29.2) 409 (13.0)
 Widow/Widower 695 36 (5.2) 249 (35.8) 226 (32.5) 184 (26.5)
 Divorced 216 7 (3.3) 80 (37.0) 72 (33.3) 57 (26.4)
 Separated 181 11 (6.1) 71 (39.2) 59 (32.6) 40 (22.1)
Prevalence by ethnicity
 Ga-Dangme 185 8 (4.3) 70 (37.8) 60 (32.4) 47 (25.4)
 Akan 2215 101 (4.6) 975 (44.0) 715 (32.3) 424 (19.1)
 Ewe 749 33 (4.4) 349 (46.6) 240 (32.0) 127 (17.0)
 Guan 99 6 (6.1) 44 (44.4) 27 (27.3) 22 (22.2)
 Mole-Dagomba 832 87 (10.5) 491 (59.0) 197 (23.7) 57 (6.9)
 Grusi 84 11 (13.1) 33 (39.3) 26 (31.0) 14 (16.7)
 Others 312 21 (6.7) 175 (56.1) 77 (24.7) 39 (12.5)
Prevalence by region of residence
 Ashanti 1045 41 (3.9) 445 (42.6) 353 (33.8) 206 (19.7)
 Brong Ahafo 275 16 (5.8) 142 (51.6) 97 (35.3) 20 (7.3)
 Central 166 20 (12.1) 100 (60.2) 36 (21.7) 10 (6.0)
 Eastern 402 38 (9.5) 207 (51.5) 100 (24.9) 57 (14.2)
 Greater Accra 374 9 (2.4) 164 (43.9) 107 (28.6) 94 (25.1)
 Northern 329 17 (5.2) 167 (50.8) 105 (31.9) 40 (12.2)
 Upper East 258 28 (10.9) 152 (58.9) 59 (22.9) 19 (7.4)
 Upper West 338 58 (17.2) 206 (61.0) 62 (18.3) 12 (3.6)
 Volta 567 23 (4.0) 265 (46.0) 190 (33.0) 98 (17.0)
 Western 638 16 (2.5) 262 (41.1) 204 (32.0) 156 (24.5)
  1. MSLCa Middle School Leaving Certificate
  2. Social classa: Social class based on registrar general’s occupational classification England and wales of previous occupation during active service