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Table 1 Characteristics of the surveyed population, Paris metropolitan area, France, 2005

From: Overweight according to geographical origin and time spent in France: a cross sectional study in the Paris metropolitan area

   Men Women  
   Mean (sd)* Mean (sd)*  
Age   44.1(0.8) 46.2 (0.9)  
Body Mass Index   24.8 (0.1) 23.8(0.1)  
   %* %* p
BMI class    < 0.0001
  < 18.5 1.3% 7.3  
  [18.50-25.00] 57.5% 60.0%  
  [25.00-30.00] 33.5% 23.0%  
  [30.00-35.00] 5.5% 7.5%  
  ≥ 35 2.2% 2.2%  
Monthly household income (quartile, in € per CU Ɨ )    0.19
  > 2362 26.5% 23.6%  
  1600-2362 24.6% 23.6%  
  [1059-1600] 25.2% 26.7%  
  < 1059 23.6% 26.1%  
Education level    0.15
  Tertiary 52.5% 50.3%  
  None or primary 8.6% 10.9%  
Parental nationality    0.0093
  Both French 72.5% 68.4%  
  Sub-Saharan African 4.3% 5.7%  
  Middle Eatern/ North African 9.6% 8.4%  
  Asian 2.6% 2.3%  
  Western European/ North American 5.5% 6.2%  
  One French and one foreign parent 3.7% 4.6%  
  Other 1.9% 4.5%  
Proportion of life time spent in France    0.024
  Less than 50% 13.0% 15.1%  
  50% to 99% 25.0% 20.2%  
  100% 62.0% 64.8%  
Socio-occupational groups    <0.0001
  Executives, managers 32.5% 20.8%  
  Intermediate occupations 18.5% 25.2%  
  Tradespeople. shop and market salespeople 6.6% 3.0%  
  Employees 13.2% 33.6%  
  Workers 22.1% 4.2%  
  Never employed 7.2% 13.3%  
Having had children     0.0001
  Yes 61.6% 69.8%  
  No 38.4% 30.2%  
  1. *Weighted means and proportions.
  2. ƗConsumption units.