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Table 7 Prevalence of subjects in BMI and WC categories below and above threshold for weight management*

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

  female male total
  %
(N)
95% CI %
(N)
95% CI %
(N)
95% CI
BMI ≥ 25 33.3 30.5-36.1 48.6 43.5-53.8 40.7 37.7-43.9
WC ≥ 94 (80) (1,045,299) (1,439,830) (2,485,129)
BMI < 25 35.2 32.6-37.8 11.5 9.3-14.1 23.7 21.7-25.9
WC ≥ 94 (80) (1,105,563) (340,568) (1,446,130)
BMI < 25 31.3 28.4-34.5 34.3 28.6-40.3 32.8 29.3-36.4
WC < 94 (80) (984,841) (1,014,102) (1,998,944)
BMI ≥ 25 0.2 0.1-0.6 5.6 4.2-7.6 2.8 2.1-3.8
WC < 94 (80) (6,772) (166,494) (173,266)
total 100   100   100  
  (3,142,475) (2,960,994) (6,103,469)
  1. * N: estimated number of subjects in BMI/WC category; %: estimated prevalence of subjects in BMI/WC category in the Swiss population; CI: confidence intervals; WC: waist circumference. All values are population corrected (weighted). All BMI and WC values are based on arithmetic means within groups; BMI and WC were calculated using physical measurements of height and weight and waist circumference. Sources: National Blood Pressure Week 2009, pharmaSuisse & Swiss Heart Foundation.