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Table 3 Self perception on health, weight status of respondents and partners

From: Self-perception and quality of life among overweight and obese rural housewives in Kelantan, Malaysia

Variables Categories Frequency Percent (%)
Self perception on health (n = 421) Very healthy 107 25.4
Healthy 174 41.3
Moderately healthy 100 23.8
Not well 40 9.5
Current weight status of respondents (n = 421) Planning to lose weight 405 96.2
Satisfied with current weight 16 3.8
Hierarchy of priority in life of respondents (n = 419) Physical healthy 229 54.7
Happy family 124 29.6
Self-happiness 37 8.8
Wealthy 14 3.3
Modest living 10 2.4
Emotionally healthy 4 1.0
Higher educational 1 0.2
Current status of spouse’s body weight (n = 366) Obese 65 17.8
Overweight 3 0.8
Normal 243 66.4
Thin 54 14.8
Very thin 1 0.3
Expectation on spouse (n = 366) Lose weight 73 19.9
Maintain current weight 259 70.8
Gain weight 34 9.3
TOTAL 366 100.0
Preferred body weight of sexual partners of respondents (n = 421) Obese 2 0.5
Overweight 8 1.9
Normal 403 95.7
Thin 8 1.9