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Table 3 Contribution of the combination of women’s education and their husband/partner’s education 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

Combination of women and their husband/partner’s education Elasticity Concertation index (CI) Absolute contribution Percentage contribution
Higher educated women with higher educated husband/partner (ref)     
Higher educated women with lower educated husband/partner 0.001 0.002 0.000 0.001
Lower educated women with higher educated husband/partner 0.011 0.128 0.001 0.394
Lower educated women with lower educated husband/partner − 0.149 − 0.306 0.046 12.425
Sub-total    0.047 12.820
  1. Decomposition of concentration index (CI) for overweight and obesity was conducted adjusted for age, marital status, no of children, household size, cesarean section delivery, watching TV, wealth index, Place of residence and region of residence. Women’s education and their husband/partner’s educational status were excluded from this model due to the fact that inclusion of these two variables along with the variable—combination of women and their husband/partner’s educational status might create collinearity problem