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Table 2 Weight status of women with breast cancer

From: Weight changes and lifestyle behaviors in women after breast cancer diagnosis: a cross-sectional study

Weight information Total Mean (95% CI)
Weight a year preceding breast cancer diagnosis (kg)   59.36 (58.17-60.55)
Weight at time of diagnosis (kg)   58.36 (57.51-59.95)
Weight at study entry (kg)   62.09 (60.75-63.43)
Height (m)   1.55 (1.54-1.55)
Waist circumference at study entry (cm)b   84.81 (83.62-85.99)
   Increased risk (≥80) 94 (25.5)  
   Substantial risk (≥88) 148 (40.2)  
BMI a year preceding breast cancer diagnosis (kg/m2)a   24.82 (24.35-25.29)
   Underweight (<18.5) 21 (5.7)  
   Normal (18.5-24.9) 181 (49.2)  
   Overweight (25.0-29.9) 122 (33.2)  
   Obese (≥30.0) 44 (12.0)  
BMI at study entry (kg/m2)a   25.93 (25.41-26.45)
   Underweight (<18.5) 20 (5.4)  
   Normal (18.5-24.9) 151 (41.0)  
   Overweight (25.0-29.9) 38 (37.5)  
   Obese (≥30.0) 59 (16.0)  
Weight change from a year preceding diagnosis to study entry (kg)   2.73 (1.90-3.55)
   >10 kg weight loss 15 (4.1)  
   5-10 kg weight loss 39 (10.6)  
   0-<5 kg weight loss 83 (22.6)  
   0-<5 kg weight gain 105 (28.5)  
   5-10 kg weight gain 71 (19.3)  
   >10 kg weight gain 55 (14.9)  
Percentage of weight change from a year preceding diagnosis to study entry (%)   5.17 (3.72-6.61)
   > 10% weight loss 40 (10.9)  
   5-10% weight loss 41 (11.1)  
   0-<5% weight loss 54 (14.7)  
   0-<5% weight gain 57 (15.5)  
   5-10% weight gain 66 (17.9)  
   > 10% weight gain 110 (29.9)  
  1. a World Health Organization, (1998)
  2. b Increased risk of metabolic complications associated with obesity
  3. c Substantial risk of metabolic complications associated with obesity