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Table 1 BMI, socio-demographic characteristics and percentage according to marital status at age 40 (between 1991 and 2001) among men born between 1951 and 1961 in Sweden

From: Weight status at age 18 influences marriage prospects. A population-based study of Swedish men

  Number Married1 (%) Never married1 (%) Divorced1 (%) Widowed1 (%)
BMI category 2 (n=472 190)
  Underweight 51 808 48.1 45.1 6.7 0.1
  Normal weight 382 062 55.0 38.2 6.7 0.1
  Overweight 33 101 50.1 43.0 6.8 0.1
  Obese 5 219 37.0 57.0 5.9 0.1
Education 1 (n=471 559)
  High education 141 544 61.7 33.3 4.9 0.1
  Medium education 231 605 51.2 41.3 7.4 0.1
  Low education 98 410 48.4 43.8 7.7 0.1
Socioeconomic position 3 (n=454 662)
  White-collar 145 847 63.6 30.7 5.6 0.1
  Farmers 7 517 58.5 38.2 3.1 0.2
  Blue-collar 241 889 50.9 41.7 7.3 0.1
  Other 59 409 40.9 50.9 8.1 0.1
Intellectual performance 2 (n=471 714)
  Lower 170 993 46.2 46.0 7.7 0.1
  Medium 176 050 55.5 37.7 6.7 0.1
  Higher 124 671 61.5 32.9 5.5 0.1
Residential area 2 (n=470 047)
  Urban 241 764 53.8 38.8 7.3 0.1
  Semi-urban 164 805 54.2 39.4 6.3 0.1
  Rural 63 478 51.7 42.5 5.7 0.1
Country of birth 3 (n=472 093)
  Sweden 463 422 53.8 39.4 6.7 0.1
  Other 8 671 49.6 41.2 9.1 0.1
Childhood socioeconomic position 3 (n=441 704)
  White-collar 151 025 55.5 37.8 6.6 0.1
  Farmers 36 333 57.3 38.4 4.1 0.2
  Blue-collar 236 241 51.8 41.0 7.1 0.1
  Other 18 105 46.4 45.0 8.5 0.1
Parental education 3 (n=460 684)
  High education 49 423 59.1 35.2 5.6 0.1
  Medium education 138 772 54.3 38.6 7.0 0.1
  Low education 272 489 52.5 40.6 6.8 0.1
Psychiatric disorder 2,4 (n=472 190)
  Yes 46 635 41.2 49.8 8.9 0.1
  No 425 555 55.1 38.3 6.5 0.1
Muscle strength 2 (n=472 051)
  Low quintile 90 470 47.9 45.6 6.4 0.1
  Low to mediate quintile 119 795 53.4 40.0 6.5 0.1
  Mediate quintile 97 906 55.2 37.9 6.8 0.1
  Mediate to high quintile 89 720 56.1 36.8 7.0 0.1
  High quintile 74 160 56.5 36.4 7.0 0.1
  1. n=number, 1=LOUISE, 2=Military Service Conscription Register, 3=Population and Housing Censuses, 4=Hospital Discharge Register.