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Table 2 Unadjusted mean BMI and life-course socio-economic status, 2008 WHO SAGE

From: Life-course socio-economic status and adult BMI in Ghana; analysis of the WHO study on global ageing and adult health (SAGE)

Life-course SES   N BMI (SE) P-value
Education
 Mother’s Own    0.12
   < Primary < Primary 1664 26.75 (1.1)  
   > = Primary < Primary 21 26.26 (0.6)  
   < Primary > = Primary 582 26.30 (1.5)  
   > = Primary > = Primary 74 24.26 (0.5)  
 Father’s Own    0.015
   < Primary < Primary 1584 24.11 (0.5)  
   > = Primary < Primary 101 25.99 (0.9)  
   < Primary > = Primary 414 25.67 (0.7)  
   > = Primary > = Primary 242 27.21 (0.6)  
Employment
 Mother’s Own    0.07
  Unemployed Unemployed 2216 25.11 (0.4)  
  Employed Unemployed 26 27.10 (2.0)  
  Unemployed Employed 88 27.27 (0.7)  
  Employed Employed 11 26.55 (2.3)  
 Father’s Own    <0.0001
  Unemployed Unemployed 2006 24.36 (0.3)  
  Employed Unemployed 236 28.56 (1.2)  
  Unemployed Employed 66 27.88 (0.9)  
  Employed Employed 33 26.51 (1.1)  
  1. Bold indicates significance p value ≤ 0.05