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Table 1 Description of participants’ psychological distress (n = 68,311)

From: BMI and psychological distress in 68, 000 Swedish adults: a weak association when controlling for an age-gender combination

  Women Men
  n % Psychological distress % n % Psychological distress %
  36.785 53.8 20.0 31.526 46.2 12.2
Age Groups       
18-24 y 3.496 9.5 33.1 2.435 7.7 17.1
25-34 y 5.509 15.0 27.6 3.847 12.2 17.7
35-44 y 6.129 16.7 24.3 4.746 15.1 16.5
45-54 y 6.687 18.2 20.5 5.262 16.7 13.9
55-64 y 7.607 20.7 14.2 7.013 22.2 9.8
65-74 y 7.357 20.0 10.1 8.223 26.1 6.7
BMI Categories       
Normal Weight 18.5-24.9 19.590 53.3 20.4 12.207 38.7 12.8
Overweight 25.0-29.9 11.635 31.6 18.4 14.585 46.3 11.2
Obesity I 30.0-34.9 4.106 11.2 20.5 3.793 12.0 12.9
Obesity II >35.0 1.454 3.9 27.2 940 3.0 17.8