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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Comorbidity of overweight and obesity in a nationally representative sample of German adults aged 18-79 years

  Total Men Women
N 7013 3417 3596
Age (years) 46.2 (45.5 – 46.8) 45.0 (44.3 – 45.8) 47.3 (46.6 – 48.0)
BMI (kg/m2) 26.6 (26.5 – 26.8) 26.9 (26.8 – 27.1) 26.3 (26.1 – 26.6)
Waist circumference (cm) 90.6 (90.1 – 91.1) 96.4 (95.9 – 96.9) 85.0 (84.4 – 85.6)
(%)    
Age groups (years)    
  18-19 2.7 2.9 2.6
  20-29 15.3 16.2 14.5
  30-39 21.8 23.0 20.7
  40-49 18.2 18.8 17.6
  50-59 17.0 17.3 16.8
  60-69 15.0 14.5 15.5
  70-79 9.9 7.4 12.3
Body Mass Index (kg/m2)    
  <25.0 40.3 33.2 47.2
  25.0–29.9 39.4 48.0 31.2
  30.0–34.9 15.4 15.7 15.1
  ≥35.0 4.9 3.1 6.5
Waist circumference (cm)    
  <94/80 41.1 41.9 40.3
  94-102/80-88 25.0 28.4 21.7
  ≥102/88 33.9 29.7 38.0
Social status    
  Low 23.0 19.5 26.4
  Middle 55.4 55.7 55.1
  High 21.6 24.8 18.5
Smoking status    
  Current 32.6 37.2 28.2
  Ex 21.7 28.3 15.3
  Never 45.6 34.5 56.4