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Table 8 Adjusted prevalence of subjects in need of weight management NBPW 2009

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

  Age N % 95% CI
female 18-29 249,442 44.2 35.9-52.9
  30-39 314,741 56.9 48.8-64.8
  40-49 404,080 66.2 60.4-71.6
  50-59 347,881 70.9 66.1-75.3
  60-69 316,056 78.8 74.5-82.5
  70-79 246,690 83.3 79.2-86.8
  > = 80 196,691 86.6 80.6-91.0
male 18-29 190,878 33.5 18.8-52.3
  30-39 321,612 59.0 47.7-69.5
  40-49 349,960 56.2 48.5-63.5
  50-59 310,484 62.9 55.6-69.6
  60-69 278,132 73.1 67.4-78.1
  70-79 179,757 77.7 71.5-82.9
  > = 80 92,603 78.7 67.2-86.9
total   3,799,006 62.2 58.5-65.8
female   2,075,581 66.1 62.7-69.2
male   1,723,425 58.2 52.4-63.8
  1. * N: estimated number of subjects in need for weight management [adjusted WC≥94(80)]; %: estimated prevalence of subjects in need for weight management in the Swiss population; CI: confidence intervals. 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.