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Table 1 Weighted distribution (%) of the explanatory variables and age-adjusted mean BMI of men in 2000/01 and 2004/05 by the explanatory variables, and results of a test of change (p value) between the two periods.

From: Levelling off of prevalence of obesity in the adult population of Sweden between 2000/01 and 2004/05

   2000/01 (n = 5515) 2004/05 (n = 4681) P values for test of change
Explanatory
variable
Category (subgroup) Distribution (%) BMI
mean
Distribution
(%)
BMI
mean
 
Totals 16-84   25.4   25.5 Ns
Age 16-24 13.5 23.1 14.1 23.0 Ns
  25-34 18.1 24.8 16.4 24.9 Ns
  35-44 17.9 25.8 18.7 26.2 0.013
  45-54 18.2 26.1 16.3 26.4 0.04
  55-64 15.4 26.3 17.8 26.5 Ns
  65-74 10.1 26.3 10.2 26.1 Ns
  75-84 6.8 25.4 6.5 25.2 Ns
Educational level (years) ≤9 25.2 25.5 23.5 25.6 Ns
  10-11 27.7 25.9 25.0 26.3 0.010
  ≥12 47.1 25.0 51.5 25.2 0.015
Smoking Never 48.4 25.3 51.7 25.4 Ns
  Former 34.2 25.7 34.1 25.8 Ns
  Daily 17.4 24.8 14.2 25.3 0.009
Urbanization1 1 34.7 25.1 35.3 25.2 Ns
  2 36.1 25.5 36.2 25.6 Ns
  3 29.2 25.5 28.5 25.8 0.02
Immigrant Sweden 83.3 25.3 80.9 25.4 Ns
Status Second-generation immigrants 6.1 25.5 6.4 25.9 Ns
  Labour immigrants 4.8 25.6 5.6 25.8 Ns
  Refugees 5.8 25.6 7.1 25.7 Ns
  1. All persons in the sample were between 16 and 85 years old.
  2. 1 (1) The three largest cities in Sweden, (2) medium-sized towns (> 90,000) and (3) small towns (27,000-90,000) or rural areas.