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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, Hawassa city, Southern Ethiopia, June 2015

From: Prevalence and factors associated with overweight and obesity among adults in Hawassa city, southern Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables (n = 524) Frequency Percent
Sex
 Male 230 43.9
 Female 294 56.1
Age (years)
 18–24 194 37.0
 25–34 187 35.7
 35–44 75 14.0
 45–54 42 8.3
 55–64 26 5.0
Religion
 Orthodox 213 40.6
 Protestant 201 38.4
 Catholic 56 10.7
 Muslim 44 8.4
 Other 12 2.3
Ethnicity
 Sidama 178 34.0
 Wolayita 99 19.1
 Amahra 73 14.1
 Oromo 52 10.2
 Tigre 41 8.0
 Kambata 40 6.1
 Gurage 30 5.7
 Others 19 3.6
Marital status
 Married 288 55.1
 Single 215 41.3
 Divorced 11 2.1
 Widowed/Widower 10 1.9
Educational status
 No formal education 36 6.8
 1–4 grade 77 14.7
 5–8 grade 136 25.9
 9–12 grade 142 27.1
 Tertiary education 133 25.4
Family size
 1–2 254 48.5
 2–4 169 32.3
 4–12 101 19.2
Household monthly income (USD)
  < 45 187 35.7
 45–82 228 43.5
  > 82 109 20.8
Occupation
 Government 122 23.3
 Daily laborer 111 21.2
 Self-employed 102 19.5
 Non-governmental employee 88 16.8
 Housewife 82 15.6
 Others 19 3.6