Table 1

Mean and distribution by categories of body mass index and waist circumference for men and women, standardized to the European population
Men N = 13,425 Women N = 15,462
BMI (kg/m2), mean (95% CI) 28.1 (28.0-28.1) 27.5 (27.5-27.6)
BMI categories, summarized,% (95% CI)
Normal weight (<25) 21.3 (20.6-22.1) 36.1 (35.4-36.8)
Overweight (25–29.9) 50.7 (49.8-51.5) 35.6 (34.9-36.4)
General obesity (≥30) 28.0 (27.2-28.8) 28.3 (27.6-29)
Waist circumference (cm), mean 98.2 (98.0-98.4) 90.2 (90.0-90.4)
Waist circumference categories, summarized, % (95% CI)
Men <94 cm; Women <80 cm 33.8 (32.9-34.7) 23.5 (22.8-24.2)
Men ≥94 and <102 cm; Women ≥80 and <88 cm 30.4 (29.6-31.3) 21.9 (21.2-22.6)
Men ≥102 cm; Women ≥88 cm 35.8 (34.9-36.7) 54.6 (53.8-55.4)
Waist-to-height ratio, mean 0.59 (0.58-0.60) 0.57 (0.57-0.58)
Waist-to-height ratio ≥0.5,% (95% CI) 89.1 (88.5-89.7) 77.3 (76.6-78.0)

ATPIII, Adult Treatment Panel III, BMI body mass index, CI confidence interval.

Félix-Redondo et al.

Félix-Redondo et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:542   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-542

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