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Table 1 Mean baseline body weight and weight change by age and gender

From: Multiple socioeconomic determinants of weight gain: the Helsinki Health Study

  Women Mean body weight at baseline (kg) Weight change (kg)
Age n kg [95% CI] kg [95% CI]
40 1075 67.2 [66.4-67.9] 3.1 [2.7-3.4]
45 1150 67.6 [66.9-68.4] 3.1 [2.7-3.4]
50 1198 67.5 [66.8-68.2] 1.9 [1.6-2.3]
55 1330 70.1 [69.4-70.8] 1.0 [0.7-1.4]
60 617 70.5 [69.5-71.5] 0.0 [−0.5-0.4]
All 5370 68.5 [68.2-68.9] 1.8 [1.7-2.0]
  Men   
Age n   
40 208 82.0 [80.1-83.8] 2.8 [2.1-3.6]
45 226 84.3 [82.5-86.0] 1.9 [1.2-2.7]
50 252 84.4 [82.8-86.1] 1.8 [1.1-2.5]
55 361 83.4 [82.0-84.8] 0.8 [0.2-1.4]
60 205 84.5 [82.6-86.3] −0.8 [−1.6-(0.0)]
All 1252 83.7 [82.9-84.5] 1.3 [1.0-1.6]