Table 4

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

Gender/educational level

1992

1997

2002

2007


Men

Overweight (%)

Low

368 (37.6)

332 (38.5)

470 (42.1)

316 (42.9)

Middle

1252 (34.5)

1141 (36.0)

2074 (39.4)

1794 (39.6)

High

621 (31.6)

507 (33.6)

807 (37.1)

1107 (40.3)

Obesity (%)

Low

90 (9.2)

90 (10.4)

136 (12.2)

117 (15.9)

Middle

233 (6.4)

208 (6.6)

493 (9.3)

486 (10.7)

High

88 (4.5)

76 (5.1)

136 (6.3)

149 (5.4)

Women

Overweight (%)

Low

561 (26.7)

564 (29.9)

786 (31.2)

585 (33.7)

Middle

695 (14.9)

839 (19.0)

1466 (21.5)

1309 (21.9)

High

130 (11.1)

67 (10.4)

146 (14.3)

354 (16.6)

Obesity (%)

Low

188 (8.9)

222 (11.8)

307 (12.2)

251 (14.5)

Middle

177 (3.8)

258 (5.9)

476 (7.0)

486 (8.1)

High

27 (2.3)

20 (3.1)

42 (4.1)

99 (4.6)


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 = 7.32, p < 0.01; for women, test = 1064, p < 0.001.

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

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