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Table 1 35- to 70-year-old Tunisian women by place of residence, physiological, and socio-economic factors (n = 2,964)

From: Abdominal vs. overall obesity among women in a nutrition transition context: geographic and socio-economic patterns of abdominal-only obesity in Tunisia

  n %a
Place of residence   
Area 2964  
 Rural 1326 33.4
 Urban 1638 66.6
Region 2964  
 South-West 406 5.3
 Center-West 463 12.1
 North-West 488 13.4
 South-East 422 8.1
 Center-East 415 21.9
 North-East 397 14.1
 Greater Tunis 373 25.1
Physiological factors   
Age 2964  
 35-44 1033 42.4
 45-54 1048 31.6
 55-70 883 26.0
Menopause 2939  
 No 1408 53.5
 Yes 1531 46.5
Parity 2803  
1st tertile (0-3) 822 37.0
2nd tertile (4-5) 880 32.0
3rd tertile (6+) 1101 31.0
Socio-economic position   
Marital status 2963  
 Single 132 4.8
 Married 2360 81.0
 Divorced/widowed 471 14.2
Education 2963  
 No formal schooling 1713 48.9
 Primary school 878 31.7
 Secondary or more 372 19.4
Professional activity 2963  
 Not working/Retired 2390 76.2
 Employee/worker 441 15.9
 Upper/Intermediate 132 7.9
Household welfare index b 2805  
 1st quintile 761 21.6
 2nd quintile 695 21.1
 3rd quintile 606 20.4
 4th quintile 415 17.7
 5th quintile 328 19.2
  1. aWeighted proportions to account for differential probabilities of selection.
  2. bAsset-based household welfare index: increasing welfare from 1st to 5th quintile.