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Table 3 Prevalence of underweight, normal, overweight and Obesity among pensioners in Ghana, stratified by some medical and other medical related 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
   Underweight Normal Overweight Obese
Variable N n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Hypertensive Status
 Not Known/Normal 2267 179 (7.9) 1286 (56.7) 567 (25.0) 235 (10.4)
 Known Hypertensive 2063 77 (3.7) 782 (37.9) 730 (35.4) 474 (23.0)
Diabetes Status
 Not known/ Normal 3818 249 (6.5) 1896 (49.7) 1092 (28.6) 581 (15.2)
 Known Diabetic 435 6 (1.4) 143 (32.9) 179 (41.2) 107 (24.6)
Total serum cholesterol level (mmol/L)
 ≤ 6.18 (239 mg/dL) 3813 246 (6.5) 1887(49.5) 1121 (29.4) 559 (14.7)
 > 6.18 (239 mg/dL) 613 20(3.3) 226 (36.9) 209 (34.1) 158 (25.7)
Smoking status
 Non Smoker 4061 224 (5.5) 1922 (47.3) 1239 (30.8) 666 (16.4)
 Smoker 93 13 (14.0) 61 (65.6) 11 (11.8) 8 (8.6)
Alcohol intake
 No Alcohol 3140 154 (4.9) 1431 (45.6) 988 (31.5) 567 (18.1)
 Takes Alcohol 1031 82 (8.0) 557 (54.0) 284 (27.6) 108 (10.5)
Vegetarian status
 Not a vegetarian 4041 220 (5.4) 1920 (47.5) 1237 (30.6) 664 (16.4)
 Vegetarian 93 12 (12.9) 49 (52.7) 26 (28.0) 6 (6.5)
Use of eye glasses/lenses
 No eye glasses 1826 153 (8.4) 1031 (56.5) 468 (25.6) 174 (9.5)
 Uses eye lenses 2327 79 (3.4) 952 (40.9) 793 (34.1) 503 (21.6)
Diagnosed as having Arthritis
 No arthritis 3403 204 (6.0) 1709 (50.2) 1001 (29.4) 489 (14.4)
 Have arthritis 691 40 (5.8) 272 (39.4) 219 (31.7) 160 (23.2)