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Table 4 Trends in overweight and obesity prevalence by sex and age group for the study population, Lebanon 1997- 2009

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

Children and Adolescents (6–19 years)
Overweight only (+1 < BMI z-score ≤ +2) Obese (BMI z-score > +2) Overweight & Obese (BMI z-score > +1)
  1997% 2009% % Av. Annual change 1997% 2009% % Av. Annual change 1997% 2009% % Av. Annual change
Children (6–9 years)
  Boys 16.5 17.2 +0.4 11.3 19.5 +6.0 27.8 36.7 +2.7
  Girls 15.2 23.9 +4.8 9.8 12.8 +2.6 25.0 36.7 +3.9
  Both sexes†† 15.7 20.6 +2.6 10.3 16.1 4.7 26.0a 36.7 a +3.4
Adolescents (10–19 years)
  Boys 24.3 23.8 −0.2 9.7 14.9 +4.5 34.0 38.7 +1.2
  Girls 20.5 19.2 −0.5 3.0 6.2 +8.9 23.5 25.4 +0.7
  Both sexes†† 22.1 21.3 −0.3 5.9a 10.2 a 6.1 28.0 31.5 +1.0
Total
  Boys 22.1 23.0 +0.3 10.2a 15.5 a +4.3 32.3 38.5 +1.6
  Girls 18.6 19.7 +0.5 5.4 6.9 +2.3 24.0 26.6 +0.9
  Both sexes†† 20.0 21.2 +0.5 7.3a 10.9 a +4.1 27.3 32.1 +1.5
Adults (≥20 years)
Adults (20–39 years)
  Men 39.5 40.3 +0.2 11.9a 20.4 a +6.0 51.4a 60.7 a +1.5
  Women 23.3 24.9 +0.6 8.1a 14.8 a +6.9 31.4a 39.7 a +2.2
  Both sexes†† 30.2 32.0 +0.5 9.8 a 17.4 a +6.5 40.0a 49.4 a +2.0
Adults (40–59 years)
  Men 52.8 45.8 −1.1 19.8a 34.7 a +6.3 72.6a 80.5 a +0.9
  Women 44.0 40.3 −0.7 28.7a 36.6 a +2.3 72.7 76.9 +0.5
  Both sexes†† 47.8 42.7 −0.9 24.8a 35.7 a +3.7 72.6a 78.4 a +0.7
Adults (≥60 years)
  Men 45.7 43.2 −0.5 15.5a 33.4 a +9.6 61.2a 76.6 a +2.1
  Women 35.7 35.1 −0.1 38.4 49.3 +2.4 74.1a 84.4 a +1.2
  Both sexes†† 39.9 38.8 −0.2 28.7a 42.1 a +3.9 68.6a 80.9 a +1.5
Total
  Men 44.4 42.6 −0.3 14.8a 27.4 a +7.1 59.2a 70.0 a +1.5
  Women 31.4 32.1 +0.2 19.3a 28.8 a +4.1 50.7a 60.9 a +1.7
  Both sexes†† 37.0 36.8 0.0 17.4a 28.2 a +5.2 54.4a 65.0 a +1.6
  1. a Values with the same superscripts are significantly different between the two surveys at p < 0.05.