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Table 1 Television exposure and overweight/obesity prevalence by background characteristics of women in Ghana, GDHS: 2014

From: Television exposure and overweight/obesity among women in Ghana

  No TV in household, no TV exposure (n = 824) No TV in household, moderate TV exposure (n = 367) No TV in household, high TV exposure (n = 345) TV in household, no TV exposure (n = 183) TV in household, moderate TV exposure (n = 693) TV in household, high TV exposure (n = 1746) Overweight/obesity Total
Characteristic % % % % % % % No.
Age group (years)
 15–24 19.0 10.3 11.1 5.0 14.4 40.3 17.6 1445
 25–34 17.4 7.6 7.3 3.0 17.9 46.8 48.4 1242
 35–44 21.4 8.8 6.1 4.9 17.9 41.0 56.2 1062
 45+ 25.9 7.8 6.8 5.7 17.7 36.0 52.6 410
 Total 19.8 8.8 8.3 4.4 16.7 42.0 40.1 4158
Educational level
 No education 44.2 10.3 7.6 5.1 11.7 21.1 26.8 794
 Primary 24.1 14.3 9.5 4.6 13.4 34.0 37.4 765
 Middle/JHS 14.3 8.2 9.6 4.7 20.0 43.1 42.8 1710
 Secondary/higher 4.8 4.0 5.4 3.0 17.5 65.4 49.2 889
 Total 19.8 8.8 8.3 4.4 16.7 42.0 40.1 4158
Marital status
 Never married 16.1 9.7 11.1 4.5 15.8 42.8 22.1 1408
 Married 22.6 6.8 4.4 4.5 18.3 43.4 50.1 1699
 Cohabiting 19.1 9.4 7.5 4.8 13.8 45.4 40.8 585
 Wid/div/sep 21.5 12.9 15.0 3.2 17.1 30.2 57.4 466
 Total 19.8 8.8 8.3 4.4 16.7 42.0 40.1 4158
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 62.9 12.1 8.7 3.6 4.9 7.8 12.6 696
 Poorer 37.3 19.0 14.6 4.1 8.6 16.4 24.8 709
 Middle 11.5 13.0 15.8 7.1 18.0 34.6 38.6 863
 Richer 1.3 3.6 3.8 4.5 24.5 62.3 52.5 925
 Richest 1.0 0.2 1.0 2.7 22.4 72.6 60.6 967
 Total 19.8 8.8 8.3 4.4 16.7 42.0 40.1 4158
Occupation
 Not working 18.6 9.4 8.7 4.8 14.8 43.8 23.8 968
 Prof/managl/cleric 3.9 3.6 5.3 2.0 22.5 62.8 58.6 348
 Sales/trade 10.9 7.0 7.5 4.7 20.7 49.2 54.6 1535
 Agric 47.3 13.1 9.7 3.9 8.8 17.2 19.7 780
 Manual 18.0 10.6 9.8 5.3 16.1 40.1 45.7 523
 Total 19.8 8.8 8.3 4.4 16.7 41.9 40.1 4153
Type of locality
 Urban 6.0 5.6 7.4 4.1 18.5 58.3 49.2 2289
 Rural 36.7 12.8 9.3 4.8 14.4 22.0 28.9 1869
 Total 19.8 8.8 8.3 4.4 16.7 42.0 40.1 4158
Parity
 Zero 15.4 9.0 10.2 4.3 15.0 46.0 23.7 1327
 One 12.3 9.3 10.7 4.0 16.9 46.9 39.2 531
 Two 15.0 6.6 7.5 2.7 18.8 49.3 55.1 567
 Three 18.5 8.4 7.3 4.2 18.3 43.3 55.4 495
 Four 21.4 9.8 3.8 6.1 18.8 40.1 50.6 405
 Five 28.0 6.3 8.2 5.2 22.5 29.8 43.1 319
 Six 28.9 14.9 6.9 6.0 12.6 30.7 49.8 237
 Seven or more 47.6 8.5 6.2 4.5 10.6 22.6 35.4 278
 Total 19.8 8.8 8.3 4.4 16.7 42.0 40.1 4158
TV exposure
 No TV in household, no TV exposure     20.7 824
 No TV in household, moderate TV exposure     25.9 367
 No TV in household, high TV exposure     29.2 345
 TV in household, no TV exposure     30.3 183
 TV in household, moderate TV exposure     50.7 694
 TV in household, high TV exposure     51.2 1746
 Total     40.1 4158