Table 15

Table : Nutritional status of women


                    Among women age 15-49, the percentage with height under 145 cm, mean body mass index (BMI), and the percentage with specific BMI levels, by background characteristics,
                    Cambodia 2005

Background Characteristics

Height

Body Mass Index1

Mean body Mass Index (BMI)

Normal

Thin

Overweight/obese

Number of women

Percentage below
145 cm

Number of women

18.5-24.9 (total normal)

< 18.5 (total thin)

17.0-18.4 (mildly thin)

<17.0 (moderately and severely thin)

>=250
(total overweight/
obese)

25.0-29.9 (overweight)

>=30.0 (obese)

Age
  15-19 11.3 1,737 19.8 70.5 28.0 19.4 8.6 1.5 1.4 0.1 1,672
  20-29 7.2 2,514 20.6 76.3 19.0 14.6 4.3 4.7 4.4 0.3 2,185
  30-39 6.1 2,169 21.5 67.9 17.6 11.4 6.1 14.6 12.8 1.8 2,013
  40-49 7.0 1,950 21.7 64.8 18.2 12.3 5.9 17.0 14.6 2.4 1,929
Residence
  Urban 6.4 1,463 21.5 69.1 17.3 13.2 4.0 13.6 11.1 2.6 1,398
  Rural 8.0 6,907 20.8 70.3 21.0 14.5 6.5 8.7 7.9 0.9 6,401
Province
  Banteay Mean Chey 7.6 333 21.3 76.3 13.6 10.4 3.2 10.1 9.1 1.0 311
  Kampong Cham 5.3 1,080 21.2 72.6 16.5 10.5 6.0 10.9 10.6 0.4 962
  Kampong Chhnang 7.5 277 20.7 71.4 20.2 15.0 5.2 8.4 7.7 0.7 255
  Kampong Speu 9.4 432 20.3 68.5 24.8 17.9 6.9 6.7 6.0 0.7 410
  Kampong Thom 11.0 417 20.7 71.9 20.1 12.5 7.7 8.0 7.2 0.8 383
  Kandal 7.8 772 20.9 68.0 20.7 14.7 6.0 11.3 10.1 1.2 740
  Kratie 6.1 167 21.0 71.1 19.1 13.5 5.6 9.8 7.8 2.0 150
  Phnom Penh 5.1 924 21.6 67.7 19.2 15.4 3.8 13.2 9.9 3.2 881
  Prey Veng 8.8 721 20.3 66.6 26.5 16.4 10.0 6.9 6.2 0.7 693
  Pursat 6.0 231 20.3 70.0 24.5 15.7 8.8 5.5 5.2 0.4 211
  Siem Reap 9.5 576 20.8 73.2 19.2 15.0 4.2 7.7 6.8 0.9 528
  Svauy Rieng 6.6 340 20.6 71.0 22.0 14.8 7.2 7.0 6.4 0.6 313
  Takeo 5.5 537 20.5 65.9 25.0 16.9 8.1 9.1 8.8 0.3 512
  Otdar Mean Chey 11.6 84 20.6 74.5 20.0 12.2 7.8 5.5 4.8 0.7 76
  Banttambang/ Krong Paillin 8.7 641 21.5 70.4 16.1 11.6 4.5 13.5 11.7 1.8 601
  Kampot/Krong Kep 8.4 397 20.8 69.8 22.6 16.5 6.0 7.6 6.4 1.2 371
  Krong Preash
  Sihanouk/Kaoh Kong
7.5 193 21.7 73.8 13.5 9.9 3.6 12.7 10.1 2.6 183
  Preah Vihear/Steung Steng 10.3 137 20.4 68.3 24.8 18.3 6.4 7.0 5.9 1.1 120
  Mondoul Kiri/Rattanakiri 23.1 112 20.5 73.2 21.3 16.4 4.9 5.6 5.6 0.0 99
Education
  No schooling 8.7 1,662 20.9 71.5 19.1 13.1 5.9 9.4 8.5 0.9 1,532
  Primary 8.1 4,690 21.0 69.5 20.4 14.1 6.3 10.1 8.9 1.2 4,359
  Secondary and higher 5.9 2,019 20.8 70.2 21.1 15.5 5.6 8.6 7.4 1.3 1,907
Wealth quintile
  Lowest 10.3 1,465 20.2 72.0 24.0 15.1 8.9 4.0 3.9 0.2 1,328
  Second 8.6 1,550 20.4 72.9 22.5 15.4 7.1 4.6 4.0 0.6 1,422
  Middle 8.2 1,659 20.6 71.1 22.8 16.7 6.1 6.1 5.5 0.6 1,551
  Fourth 7.4 1,630 21.2 70.1 17.6 12.6 5.0 12.3 11.5 0.9 1,511
  Highest 5.1 2,067 21.8 65.8 16.6 12.2 4.3 17.6 14.7 2.9 1,986
 
Total 7.7 8,370 20.9 70.1 20.3 14.3 6.1 9.6 8.4 1.2 7,799

                Note: The Body Mass Index (BMI) is expressed as the ratio of weight in kilograms to the square of height in meters (kg/m2).
                1 Excludes pregnant women and women with a birth in the preceding 2 months