Table 1

Weighted distribution (%) of the explanatory variables and age-adjusted mean BMI of men in 2000/01 and 2004/05 by the explanatory variables, and results of a test of change (p value) between the two periods.

2000/01 (n = 5515)

2004/05 (n = 4681)

P values for test of change


Explanatory

variable

Category (subgroup)

Distribution (%)

BMI

mean

Distribution

(%)

BMI

mean


Totals

16-84

25.4

25.5

Ns

Age

16-24

13.5

23.1

14.1

23.0

Ns

25-34

18.1

24.8

16.4

24.9

Ns

35-44

17.9

25.8

18.7

26.2

0.013

45-54

18.2

26.1

16.3

26.4

0.04

55-64

15.4

26.3

17.8

26.5

Ns

65-74

10.1

26.3

10.2

26.1

Ns

75-84

6.8

25.4

6.5

25.2

Ns

Educational level (years)

≤9

25.2

25.5

23.5

25.6

Ns

10-11

27.7

25.9

25.0

26.3

0.010

≥12

47.1

25.0

51.5

25.2

0.015

Smoking

Never

48.4

25.3

51.7

25.4

Ns

Former

34.2

25.7

34.1

25.8

Ns

Daily

17.4

24.8

14.2

25.3

0.009

Urbanization1

1

34.7

25.1

35.3

25.2

Ns

2

36.1

25.5

36.2

25.6

Ns

3

29.2

25.5

28.5

25.8

0.02

Immigrant

Sweden

83.3

25.3

80.9

25.4

Ns

Status

Second-generation immigrants

6.1

25.5

6.4

25.9

Ns

Labour immigrants

4.8

25.6

5.6

25.8

Ns

Refugees

5.8

25.6

7.1

25.7

Ns


All persons in the sample were between 16 and 85 years old.

1 (1) The three largest cities in Sweden, (2) medium-sized towns (> 90,000) and (3) small towns (27,000-90,000) or rural areas.

Sundquist et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:119   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-119

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