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Table 1 Study Participants (n = 621)

From: Labor migration is associated with lower rates of underweight and higher rates of obesity among left-behind wives in rural Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

  Mean (SD)/Frequency (%)
Age (years) 47.7 (11.6)
Education (years) 5.2 (4.4)
Religion is Islam 554 (89.5%)
Household income (Taka) 17,452.7 (19,407.6)
Main occupation is housewife 591 (95.3)
Betelnut use 301 (48.5%)
Food secure 417 (67.6%)
All food is from the bazaar 368 (59.5%)
Body fat 35% or more 202 (33.1%)
Anemia 300 (48.3%)
Waist over 35 in. 167 (27.3%)
Hypertension 202 (32.9%)
Diabetes (HbA1C > =6.0) 192 (32.8%)
Iron deficiency (sTfR> 5 mg/l) 316 (50.9%)
Obese 242 (39.6%)
Underweight 56 (9.0%)
Husband was ever a labor migrant 279 (44.9%)
Husband is currently an international migrant 72 (11.6%)