Table 2

Prevalence of overweight and obesity, by survey year, sex and age group.

Gender/age

1992

1997

2002

2007


Men

Overweight (%)

[18-44]

976 (26.6)

807 (27.0)

1283 (32.4)

1157 (33.3)

[45-64]

857 (44.5)

767 (47.4)

1251 (44.0)

1258 (44.8)

[65+

408 (41.7)

406 (44.0)

817 (46.7)

802 (46.0)

Obesity (%)

[18-44]

150 (4.1)

132 (4.4)

219 (5.5)

220 (6.4)

[45-64]

180 (9.3)

155 (9.6)

344 (12.1)

331 (11.8)

[65+

81 (8.3)

87 (9.4)

202 (11.5)

201 (11.5)

Women

Overweight (%)

[18-44]

396 (9.7)

449 (13.2)

640 (14.8)

586 (14.7)

[45-64]

541 (22.5)

539 (26.9)

906 (25.8)

782 (24.0)

[65+

449 (30.2)

482 (31.4)

852 (34.0)

880 (33.5)

Obesity (%)

[18-44]

101 (2.5)

128 (3.8)

212 (4.9)

211 (5.3)

[45-64]

167 (7.0)

191 (9.6)

323 (9.2)

319 (9.8)

[65+

124 (8.4)

181 (11.8)

290 (11.6)

306 (11.7)


Non-weighted data.

Overweight is defined as a BMI ≥ 25 and <30 kg/m2. Obesity is defined as a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2. Results are expressed as number of subjects and (percentage). Statistical analysis adjusting for survey by Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test: for men, test = 893.6, p < 0.001; for women, test = 1665.5, p < 0.001.

Marques-Vidal et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:87   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-87

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