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Table 2 Prevalence of obesity among primary school children in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2011

From: Prevalence and determinants of obesity among primary school children in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Characteristic All (N=446) Boys (209) Girls (N=237) P-value
BMI category     
  Underweight 65 (14.6) 36 (17.2) 29 (12.2)  
  Normal weight 314 (70.4) 152 (72.7) 162 (68.4) 0.031
  Overweight 44 (9.8) 13 (6.3) 31 (13.1)  
  Obese 23 (5.2) 8 (3.8) 15 (6.3)