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Table 5 Prevalence of overweight and obesity SHS 2007*

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

   BMI ≥ 25   
  age N % 95% CI
female 18-29 70,394 12.5 10.4-15.0
  30-39 130,732 22.9 20.5-25.3
  40-49 162,384 25.8 23.2-28.5
  50-59 187,396 37.4 34.4-40.6
  60-69 177,066 42.2 39.1-45.2
  70-79 147,086 49.4 45.9-53.0
  > = 80 61,850 38.8 34.2-43.6
male 18-29 155,242 26.9 23.7-30.5
  30-39 236,274 43.1 40.0-46.2
  40-49 337,913 53.8 50.8-56.8
  50-59 284,703 56.7 53.2-60.1
  60-69 254,060 62.6 59.3-65.8
  70-79 132,376 55.0 51.0-59.1
  > = 80 54,414 55.4 49.3-61.4
total   2,391,889 38.9 38.0-39.9
female   936,908 29.8 28.7-31.0
male   1,454,981 48.5 47.1-49.9
  1. * N: estimated number of subjects with BMI≥25; %: estimated prevalence of BMI≥25; CI: confidence intervals. All figures are population corrected (weighted). Source: Swiss Health Survey 2007, Federal Office of Public Health.