Table 2

Prevalence of obesity by body mass index, waist circumference and waist-hip ratio in adult men and women aged 15 and above. Findings of the 2003 Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline Survey

BMI

WC

WHR




Age groups

n

Overweight

Obese

Overweight

Obese

Overweight

Obese

Men

15 – 34

2116

15.9

2.3

1.7

0.9

5.7

0.8

35 – 44

558

32.8

13.6

13.7

8.9

30.3

4.1

45 – 54

509

34.4

15.5

20.1

14.7

46.2

8.2

55+

563

29.0

13.0

16.7

14.7

47.8

11.9

Total

3746

21.6

6.5

7.5

5.5

17.8

3.2

Women

15 – 34

3328

27.8

11.8

20.3

16.5

25.0

18.5

35 – 44

1156

31.7

33.5

24.0

46.2

25.4

38.9

45 – 54

631

28.3

41.4

20.6

55.8

20.6

53.1

55+

593

27.9

24.2

21.2

47.1

18.7

66.5

Total

5708

28.6

19.5

21.1

28.1

24.3

28.8


BMI: Body Mass Index. Overweight was defined as BMI between 25–29.9 and obesity as BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 in men and women. WC: Waist Circumference. Overweight was defined based on WC 94–101.9 cm and 80–87.9 in men and women respectively and obesity based on WC ≥ 102 cm in men and ≥ 88 cm in women. WHR: Waist-to-hip ratio was defined based on WHR 0.90–0.99 and WHR 0.80–0.84 in men and women respectively and obesity based on WHR ≥ 1 in men and ≥ 0.85 in women)

Kamadjeu et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:228   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-228

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