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TABLE 16-6SES Gradients in Obesity

BMIWHR
% Underweight% Normal% Overweight% ObeseChi-sq*MenF-statWomenF-stat
N1,30430466924982626656
All100.00%26.7451.2016.475.590.9610.923
Castescheduled caste30.6753.8110.225.318.67***0.9644.34**0.9232.69
scheduled tribe53.5642.123.580.740.9050.887
OBC23.4952.4917.516.500.9810.931
other/none16.4952.6724.036.820.9630.930
Educationnone38.0349.199.313.4716.02***0.9324.62*0.9141.37
primary/middle20.6452.5719.697.100.9800.934
high school or more8.2753.9229.438.380.9820.935
Per capita consumption tertileslow38.5448.3011.191.9810.84***0.9393.46*0.9246.41**
mid26.7651.5614.637.050.9570.902
high13.6553.9024.667.800.9890.948

NOTE:

* denotes p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001.

SOURCE: Data from Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) Pilot Wave.

* denotes p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001.

From: 16, Markers and Drivers: Cardiovascular Health of Middle-Aged and Older Indians

Cover of Aging in Asia
Aging in Asia: Findings From New and Emerging Data Initiatives.
National Research Council (US) Panel on Policy Research and Data Needs to Meet the Challenge of Aging in Asia; Smith JP, Majmundar M, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2012.
Copyright © 2012, National Academy of Sciences.

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