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Table 3 Anthropometric measurements by age, sex and survey year in the study population aged ≥20 years, Lebanon 1997-2009

From: Trends in overweight and obesity in Lebanon: evidence from two national cross-sectional surveys (1997 and 2009)

  Mean ± SD
Males Females
1997 2009 1997 2009
Age ≥ 20 years
  20-39 yrs
    Weight, mean (Kg) 76.08±13.63a 81.99±16.21a 61.81±10.87b 64.17±12.69b
    Height, mean (cm) 173.93±7.58a 175.27±6.77a 160.83±6.37 161.34±5.93
    BMI, mean (kg/m2 ) 25.09±4.00a 26.63±4.71a 23.89±3.98b 24.68±4.83b
      5th percentile 18.68 20.20 18.66 18.76
      10th percentile 20.06 21.22 19.53 19.40
      85th percentile 29.08 31.15 27.96 29.80
      95th percentile 32.92 35.01 31.83 34.16
  40-59 yrs
    Weight, mean (Kg) 77.42±12.08a 85.52±15.20a 68.72±12.27b 72.82±15.09b
    Height, mean (cm) 169.22±6.34a 172.65±6.95a 157.02±7.09b 158.13±5.79b
    BMI, mean (kg/m2 ) 26.98±3.86a 28.68±4.81a 27.88±4.86b 29.16±6.05b
      5th percentile 20.56 21.44 21.20 20.89
      10th percentile 22.09 23.08 22.16 22.20
      85th percentile 30.63 33.00 32.87 35.41
      95th percentile 34.15 36.96 36.27 40.63
  ≥60 yrs
    Weight, mean (Kg) 72.06±14.28a 78.88±14.09a 66.79±13.13b 71.68±14.42b
    Height, mean (cm) 166.34±7.4 167.38±6.91 152.17±6.00b 154.16±6.49b
    BMI, mean (kg/m2 ) 25.94±4.27a 28.02±4.26a 28.84±5.49b 30.20±6.07b
      5th percentile 18.89 20.31 21.88 21.52
      10th percentile 20.93 22.53 22.38 23.20
      85th percentile 30.03 32.41 32.90 36.83
      95th percentile 33.06 34.16 38.06 40.87
  Total
    Weight, mean (Kg) 75.79±13.42a 82.50±15.66a 64.62±12.09b 68.48±14.45b
    Height, mean (cm) 171.30±7.82a 172.95±7.44a 158.29±7.27b 158.91±6.5b
    BMI, mean (kg/m2 ) 25.7±4.09a 27.54±4.75a 25.86±5.02b 27.22±6.02b
      5th percentile 19.14 20.41 19.10 19.26
      10th percentile 20.46 21.84 20.14 20.26
      85th percentile 29.84 31.96 31.22 33.49
      95th percentile 33.06 35.58 34.85 38.54
  1. ab Mean values with the same superscripts are significantly different between the two surveys at p<0.05.