Table 1

Sample description1,2
1:Lowest SES3 2 3 4 5:Highest SES Total
Women N = 550 N = 374 N = 538 N = 400 N = 261 N = 2123
Normal weight4 127 23.1% 143 38.2% 227 42.2% 196 49.0% 163 62.5% 856 40.3%
Preobese 209 38.0% 133 35.6% 195 36.2% 136 34.0% 67 25.7% 740 34.9%
Obese 214 38.9% 98 26.2% 116 21.6% 68 17.0% 31 11.9% 527 24.8%
25-35 years of age 49 8.9% 65 17.4% 123 22.9% 99 24.8% 80 30.7% 416 19.6%
35-45 years of age 81 14.7% 82 21.9% 116 21.6% 108 27.0% 64 24.5% 451 21.1%
45-55 years of age 101 18.4% 75 20.1% 123 22.9% 95 23.8% 61 23.4% 455 21.4%
55-65 years of age 147 26.7% 92 24.6% 102 19.0% 65 16.3% 29 11.1% 435 20.5%
65-75 years of age 172 31.3% 60 16.0% 74 13.8% 33 8.3% 27 10.3% 366 17.2%
Married 395 71.8% 266 71.1% 376 69.9% 286 71.5% 150 57.5% 1473 69.4%
Single 27 4.9% 36 9.6% 87 16.2% 70 17.5% 80 30.7% 300 14.1%
Divorced/widowed 128 23.3% 72 19.3% 75 13.9% 44 11.0% 31 11.9% 350 16.5%
Urban place of residence 224 40.7% 153 40.9% 239 44.4% 199 49.8% 126 48.3% 941 44.3%
Rural place of residence 326 59.3% 221 59.1% 299 55.6% 201 50.2% 135 51.7% 1182 55.7%
Body weight satisfaction 235 43.8% 188 51.1% 278 53.0% 216 54.8% 160 61.8% 1077 51.7%
Body weight dissatisfaction 302 56.2% 180 48.9% 247 47.0% 178 45.2% 99 38.2% 1006 48.3%
MEN N = 373 N = 394 N = 382 N = 435 N = 479 N = 2063
Normal weight 86 23.1% 94 23.9% 95 24.9% 119 27.4% 141 29.4% 535 25.9%
Preobese 173 46.4% 207 52.5% 193 50.5% 228 52.4% 260 54.3% 1061 51.4%
Obese 114 30.6% 93 23.6% 94 24.6% 88 20.2% 78 16.3% 467 22.6%
2535 years of age 65 17.4% 70 17.8% 72 18.8% 96 22.1% 100 20.9% 403 19.5%
3545 years of age 70 18.8% 65 16.5% 79 20.7% 99 22.8% 103 21.5% 416 20.2%
4555 years of age 56 15.0% 75 19.0% 82 21.5% 92 21.1% 113 23.6% 418 20.3%
5565 years of age 83 22.3% 92 23.4% 74 19.4% 92 21.1% 95 19.8% 436 21.1%
6575 years of age 99 26.5% 92 23.4% 75 19.6% 56 12.9% 68 14.2% 390 18.9%
Married 289 77.5% 274 69.5% 295 77.2% 302 69.4% 326 68.1% 1486 72.0%
Single 49 13.1% 74 18.8% 67 17.5% 83 19.1% 115 24.0% 388 18.8%
Divorced/widowed 35 9.4% 46 11.7% 20 5.2% 50 11.5% 38 7.9% 189 9.2%
Urban place of residence 150 40.2% 190 48.2% 169 44.2% 198 45.5% 242 50.5% 949 46.0%
Rural place of residence 223 59.8% 204 51.8% 213 55.8% 237 54.5% 237 49.5% 1114 54.0%
Body weight satisfaction 255 71.6% 269 70.1% 247 65.7% 275 64.4% 301 63.8% 1347 66.8%
Body weight dissatisfaction 101 28.4% 115 29.9% 129 34.3% 152 35.6% 171 36.2% 668 33.2%

Notes:1Sex and age were used as stratification dimensions during sampling (for details, see text); 2table shows column %; 3SES: socioeconomic status; 4normal weight: 18.5 ≤ BMI < 25; preobese: 25 ≤ BMI < 30; obese: BMI ≥ 30.

von Lengerke et al.

von Lengerke et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:342   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-342

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