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Table 1 General characteristics of women in rural and urban households in Narok County, Kenya

From: Household food insecurity access: a predictor of overweight and underweight among Kenyan women

  Population mean (SD) n = 649 Rural mean n = 162 Urban mean n = 487 P value
Weight (kg) 61.8 (12.3) 58.2 (10.6) 63.0 (12.6) 0.000
Height (m) 1.6 (0.07) 1.61 (0.07) 1.60 (0.06) NS
Hip circumference (cm) 96.9 (10.0) 94.2 (9.4) 98.0 (9.9) 0.000
Waist circumference (cm) 79.0 (10.5) 77.3 (11.2) 79.3 (11.1) 0.05
SOL 4.97 (1.92) 3.62 (1.82) 5.42 (1.73) 0.000
Household size 4 5 4 NS
Age (years) 26 26 26 NS
Post primary education (%) 49.2 12.3 36.9 0.000
Marital status (%)
   • Single 9.5 6.2 10.7 NS
   • Married 88.6 92.0 87.5 NS
   • Other# 1.8 1.9 1.8 NS
  1. SD: Standard deviation, cm: centimetres, SOL:- Standard of living, NS: Not significant, #separated/widowed/divorced.