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Table 1 Characteristics of women enrolled in the study (N = 1004)

From: Risk factors for overweight and obesity among women of reproductive age in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Variable Frequency Percentage
Age group (years)
 15–24 334 33.3
 25–34 351 35.0
 35 and above 319 31.7
Education level
 No education 59 5.9
 Primary 600 59.8
 Secondary 267 26.6
 Above secondary education 78 7.7
Employment
 No employment 546 54.4
 Informal employment 334 33.3
 Formal employment 124 12.4
Marital Status
 Single 356 35.5
 Married/cohabiting 581 57.9
 Divorced/separated/widow 66 6.6
Parity
 None 267 26.6
 One 194 19.3
 Two and above 543 54.1
Household size
 1–3 170 16.9
 4–5 333 33.2
 6 and above 501 49.9
BMI (Kg/M2)
aMean (±SD) 25.8 ±5.8
  Underweight 86 8.6
  Normal 412 41.0
  Overweight 279 27.8
  Obese 227 22.6
  1. aMean (±Standard deviation)