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Table 1 Average age, BMI and WC by gender in the SHS and NBPW samples*

From: Need for weight management in Switzerland: findings from National Blood Pressure Week 2009

  SHS NBPW
  male female male female
variable n = 8,017
44.8%
n = 9,862
55.2%
n = 1,015
32%
n = 2,155
68%
age (years) 49.6 51.3 59.5 57.4
  (17.2) (17.9) (15.1) (17.0)
BMI (kg/m2) 25.4 23.7 26.2 24.5
  (3.6) (4.3) (3.7) (4.3)
WC (cm) - - 98.8 88.0
    (11.3) (12.4)
  1. *Age, BMI and WC were based on unweighted arithmetic means. Source: National Blood Pressure Week 2009, pharmaSuisse.