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Table 6 Prevalence of overweight and obesity and increased WC NBPW 2009*

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

   BMI ≥ 25    WC ≥ 94 (80)  
  age N % 95% CI N % 95% CI
female 18-29 99,419 18.0 13.2-24.2 258,489 46.9 38.5-55.6
  30-39 146,208 26.7 20.1-34.5 326,156 59.6 51.5-67.2
  40-49 219,151 35.9 30.6-41.6 418,736 68.6 62.9-73.8
  50-59 170,268 34.5 29.7-39.7 360,498 73.1 68.5-77.2
  60-69 177,773 43.7 39.7-47.8 327,520 80.5 76.5-84.0
  70-79 146,953 48.7 43.5-54.0 255,637 84.8 80.9-88.0
  > = 80 92,298 39.8 33.0-47.0 203,825 87.9 82.3-91.8
male 18-29 197,188 35.3 20.0-54.3 197,188 35.3 20.0-54.3
  30-39 323,725 59.4 47.7-70.1 332,244 60.9 49.7-71.2
  40-49 334,317 53.8 46.3-61.1 361,529 58.1 50.5-65.4
  50-59 298,879 60.3 52.9-67.3 320,748 64.7 57.5-71.3
  60-69 256,188 66.5 60.6-72.0 287,326 74.6 69.1-79.5
  70-79 142,569 60.7 53.8-67.2 185,700 79.1 73.1-84.0
  > = 80 53,459 44.7 34.6-55.3 95,664 80.0 69.0-87.8
total   2,658,395 43.6 40.5-46.7 3,931,259 64.4 60.8-67.9
female   1,052,071 33.5 30.8-36.3 2,150,861 68.4 65.2-71.5
male   1,606,324 54.3 48.9-59.6 1,780,398 60.1 54.4-65.6
  1. * N: estimated number of subjects with BMI≥25 and WC≥94(80) respectively; %: estimated prevalence of BMI≥25 and WC≥94(80) respectively; CI: confidence intervals; WC: waist circumference. All figures are population corrected (weighted). Sources: National Blood Pressure Week 2009, pharmaSuisse & Swiss Heart Foundation; Swiss Health Survey 2007, Federal Office of Public Health.