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Table 2 Contribution of socio-demographic characteristics based on the decomposition of concentration index (CI) for overweight and obesity in Bangladesh (2014)

From: Socio-economic inequalities in overweight and obesity among women of reproductive age in Bangladesh: a decomposition approach

Socio-economic variables Elasticity Concentration index (CI) Absolute contribution Percentage contribution
Age     
 15–19 (ref)     
 20–29 0.286 0.004 0.001 0.285
 30–39 0.437 0.006 0.003 0.766
 Above 40 0.317 0.007 0.002 0.563
Sub-total    0.006 1.614
Marital status     
 Married 0.356 0.019 0.007 1.840
 Widowed/divorced/separated (ref)     
Sub-total    0.007 1.840
No of children     
 1–2 (ref)     
 3–4 − 0.013 − 0.075 0.001 0.270
 5 and above − 0.026 − 0.097 0.003 0.696
Sub-total    0.004 0.966
Household size     
 1–4 (ref)     
 5–6 − 0.019 − 0.062 0.001 0.315
 7 and above − 0.037 0.061 − 0.002 − 0.606
Sub-total    − 0.001 − 0.291
Cesarean section delivery
 Yes 0.007 0.087 0.001 0.166
 No (ref)     
Sub-total    0.001 0.166
Watching TV     
 Yes 0.135 0.674 0.091 24.866
 No (ref)     
Sub-total    0.091 24.866
Wealth index     
 Poorest (ref)     
 Poorer 0.058 − 0.333 − 0.019 − 5.246
 Middle 0.088 − 0.040 − 0.003 − 0.948
 Richer 0.160 0.308 0.049 13.448
 Richest 0.244 0.669 0.163 44.400
Sub-total    0.190 51.654
Educational status     
 No education (ref)     
 Primary 0.042 − 0.153 − 0.006 − 1.730
 Secondary 0.091 0.252 0.023 6.237
 Higher 0.015 0.178 0.003 0.705
Sub-total    0.020 5.212
Husband’s education level
 No education (ref)     
 Primary 0.035 − 0.117 − 0.004 − 1.123
 Secondary 0.065 0.222 0.014 3.939
 Higher 0.060 0.274 0.016 4.462
Sub-total    0.026 7.278
Place of residence     
 Rural (ref)     
 Urban 0.031 0.463 0.014 3.907
Sub-total    0.014 3.907
Region     
 Dhaka 0.004 0.173 0.001 0.197
 Chittagong 0.021 0.079 0.002 0.450
 Khulna 0.025 − 0.005 0.000 − 0.034
 Rangpur 0.000 − 0.125 0.000 0.008
 Rajshahi 0.013 − 0.061 − 0.001 − 0.219
 Sylhet − 0.013 − 0.029 0.000 0.104
 Barisal (ref)     
Sub-total    0.002 0.506