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Table 2 Distribution of occupation and body mass index categories according to sex and survey year

From: Gender and socioeconomic disparities in BMI trajectories in the Seychelles: a cohort analysis based on serial population-based surveys

   Men Women
   1989
(513)
1994
(504)
2004
(568)
1989
(568)
1994
(563)
2004
(687)
Occupation
Low SES % 39.0 (2.1) 30.0 (2.0) 28.2 (1.9) 53.5 (2.1) 38.2 (2.0) 49.5 (1.9)
Middle SES % 52.1 (2.2) 54.8 (2.2) 56.5 (2.1) 34.9 (2.0) 44.9 (2.1) 33.0 (1.8)
High SES % 9.0 (1.3) 15.3 (1.6) 15.3 (1.5) 11.6 (1.3) 16.9 (1.6) 17.5 (1.4)
Body mass index
Mean BMI (kg/m2)   23.3 (0.2) 24.1 (0.2) 25.5 (0.2) 25.9 (0.2) 26.9 (0.3) 28.3 (0.2)
BMI ≥25 (kg/m2) % 28.1 (2.0) 38.7 (2.2) 53.2 (2.1) 55.3 (2.1) 61.1 (2.1) 71.3 (1.7)
BMI ≥30 (kg/m2) % 4.5 (0.9) 8.5 (1.2) 15.9 (1.5) 25.2 (1.8) 29.1 (1.9) 37.7 (1.9)
  1. Results are presented as mean or percentage, with standard error between brackets
  2. SES socio economic status