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Table 2 Prevalence of overweight and obesity, by survey year, sex and age group.

From: Changes of overweight and obesity in the adult Swiss population according to educational level, from 1992 to 2007

Gender/age 1992 1997 2002 2007
Men     
Overweight (%)     
   [18-44] 976 (26.6) 807 (27.0) 1283 (32.4) 1157 (33.3)
   [45-64] 857 (44.5) 767 (47.4) 1251 (44.0) 1258 (44.8)
   [65+ 408 (41.7) 406 (44.0) 817 (46.7) 802 (46.0)
Obesity (%)     
   [18-44] 150 (4.1) 132 (4.4) 219 (5.5) 220 (6.4)
   [45-64] 180 (9.3) 155 (9.6) 344 (12.1) 331 (11.8)
   [65+ 81 (8.3) 87 (9.4) 202 (11.5) 201 (11.5)
Women     
Overweight (%)     
   [18-44] 396 (9.7) 449 (13.2) 640 (14.8) 586 (14.7)
   [45-64] 541 (22.5) 539 (26.9) 906 (25.8) 782 (24.0)
   [65+ 449 (30.2) 482 (31.4) 852 (34.0) 880 (33.5)
Obesity (%)     
   [18-44] 101 (2.5) 128 (3.8) 212 (4.9) 211 (5.3)
   [45-64] 167 (7.0) 191 (9.6) 323 (9.2) 319 (9.8)
   [65+ 124 (8.4) 181 (11.8) 290 (11.6) 306 (11.7)
  1. Non-weighted data.
  2. 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 = 893.6, p < 0.001; for women, test = 1665.5, p < 0.001.