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Table 1 Socioeconomic characteristics of study population (non-pregnant women): Evidence from Chad Demographic and Health Surveys (DHSs)

From: Observed magnitude and trends in socioeconomic and geographic area inequalities in obesity prevalence among non-pregnant women in Chad: evidence from three waves of Chad demographic and health surveys

Variables Number (%)
1996 2004 2014
Household economic status
 Quintile 1 700 (20.0) 538 (18.3) 1902 (20.0)
 Quintile 2 934 (26.3) 658 (22.4) 1786 (18.7)
 Quintile 3 604 (17.0) 586 (19.9) 1818 (19.1)
 Quintile 4 663 (18.7) 630 (21.4) 1929 (20.2)
 Quintile 5 646 (18.2) 527 (18.0) 2093 (22.0)
Maternal educational level
 No education 2791 (78.7) 2276 (77.4) 5825 (61.1)
 Primary school 646 (18.2) 528 (18.0) 2212 (23.2)
 Secondary school + 110 (3.1) 136 (4.6) 1491 (15.7)
Place of residence
 Urban 2785 (78.5) 2376 (80.8) 7220 (75.8)
 Rural 763 (21.5) 564 (19.2) 2308 (24.2)