Table 1

Background characteristics of women of reproductive age (n=22 278)

Key variablesNPer cent
Area of residence
 Rural13 18869.0
Distribution by province
 Punjab10 15651.5
Household wealth quintiles
Food security (n=13 218)
 Food secure564941.6
 Food insecure without hunger362628.3
 Food insecure with moderate hunger265920.2
 Food insecure with severe hunger12849.9
 15–19 years3311.6
 20–29 years851337.9
 30–39 years970243.3
 40–49 years373217.3
Education (n=22 063)
 Literate12 89859.4
 Unemployed20 92193.9
No of pregnancies (n=21 720)
 ≤413 66363.5
Birth interval (n=8926)
 ≥36 months109511.9
 <36 months783188.1
BMI of women (n=21 677)
 Underweight (<18.5)302414.3
 Normal (18.5–24.99)11 05751.9
 Overweight (25.0–34.9)693630.9
 Obesity (>=35)6602.9
  • AJK, Azad Jammu and Kashmir; BMI, body mass index; FATA, Federally Administered Tribal Areas; KPK, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.