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Table 3 Prevalence of overweight and obesity according to socio-demographic characteristics (n = 227)

From: Prevalence of overweight and obesity among type 2 diabetic patients attending diabetes clinics in northern Tanzania

Characteristics Total N Overweight/obesity N (%) OR 95% CI
No Yes
Age group (years)
 ≤ 40 20 3 (15.0) 17 (85.0) 1.70 0.42–10.01
 41–60 129 14 (10.9) 115 (89.1) 2.46 1.07–5.74
 61+ 78 18 (23.1) 60 (76.9) 1  
Gender (n = 227)
 Male 73 22 (30.1) 51 (69.9) 1  
 Female 154 12 (7.8) 142 (92.2) 5.10 2.22–11.15
Region of residence
 Tanga 91 28 (30.8) 63 (69.2) 1  
 Kilimanjaro 77 0 (0.0) 77 (100.0) NC  
 Arusha 59 6 (10.2) 53 (89.8) 3.93 1.44–12.39
Setting of residence
 Urban 141 19 (13.5) 122 (86.5) 1.36 0.59–3.01
 Rural 86 15 (17.4) 71 (82.6) 1  
Level education
 No formal education 30 4 (13.3) 26 (86.7) 1.90 0.50–8.90
 Primary education 144 19 (13.2) 125 (86.8) 1.93 0.78–4.59
 Secondary 43 12 (22.7) 41 (77.3) 1  
Occupation
 Unemployed 115 24 (20.7) 92 (79.3) 1  
 Employed 58 5 (8.6) 53 (91.4) 2.77 0.95–9.78
 Self employed 54 6 (11.1) 48 (88.9) 2.09 0.76–6.64
Total 227 34 (15.0) 193 (85.0)   
  1. NC not calculated