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Table 1 Distributions of socio-demographic characteristics and obesity between sexes in the Lusaka Survey 2007

From: Prevalence and correlates of obesity among Lusaka residents, Zambia: a population-based survey

  Total Male Female
Factor n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age group (years)    
25–34 1015 (53.2) 337 (53.7) 675 (52.9)
35–44 413 (21.6) 135 (21.5) 277 (21.7)
45+ 481 (25.2) 156 (24.8) 323 (25.3)
Sex    
Male 634 (33.0) - -
Female 1288 (67.0) - -
Education    
None 408 (21.5) 76 (12.2) 330 (26.0)
Primary 276 (14.5) 61 (9.8) 214 (16.9)
Secondary 679 (35.8) 242 (38.8) 435 (34.3)
College/university 534 (28.1) 244 (39.2) 290 (22.9)
Obesity    
Yes 269 (14.2) 32 (5.1) 236 (18.6)
No 1632 (85.8) 595 (94.9) 1032 (81.4)