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Table 4 Average BMIs NBPW 2009*

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

  age n N BMI 95% CI
female 18-29 194 551,065 22.2 21.7-22.6
  30-39 146 547,343 23.2 22.6-23.8
  40-49 312 610,493 24.3 23.8-24.9
  50-59 420 493,190 24.4 23.9-24.8
  60-69 508 406,797 25.0 24.6-25.4
  70-79 394 301,560 25.4 24.9-25.9
  > = 80 181 232,027 24.7 24.1-25.2
male 18-29 34 558,698 23.8 22.5-25.2
  30-39 64 545,221 26.1 25.3-26.8
  40-49 160 621,985 26.1 25.6-26.7
  50-59 204 495,701 26.5 25.9-27.1
  60-69 272 384,989 26.6 26.1-27.0
  70-79 196 234,820 26.3 25.8-26.8
  > = 80 85 119,580 25.5 24.8-26.2
total   3,170 6,103,469 24.9 24.6-25.1
female   2,155 3,142,475 24.0 23.7-24.2
male   1,015 2,960,994 25.8 25.4-26.2
  1. *n: number of subjects in the sample; N: estimated number of subjects in the Swiss population; BMI: body mass index kg/m2; CI: confidence intervals. All BMI figures are population corrected (weighted) and are based on arithmetic means within age and gender groups. NBPW BMI was calculated using physical measurements of height and weight. Source: National Blood Pressure Week 2009, pharmaSuisse.