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Table 3 Prevalence of overweight and obesity in women (pre-pregnancy) and in expectant fathers

From: A population-based study of overweight and obesity in expectant parents: socio-demographic patterns and within-couple associations

   Women, pre-pregnancy   Expectant fathers p-value
   N=3728   N=3764  
BMI1mean (SD)   23.7 (4.3)   25.7 (3.6) <0.0017
  % n % n  
Underweight2 4.3 160 0.3 10 <0.0018
Normal weight3 66.6 2484 47.1 1780  
Overweight4 20.0 745 42.7 1615  
Obesity5 9.1 339 9.9 374 .
Overweight or obesity6 29.1 1084 52.6 1989 <0.0018
  1. 1Body Mass Index (kg/m2).
  2. 2BMI <18.5.
  3. 3BMI 18.5-24.99.
  4. 4BMI 25.0-29.99.
  5. 5BMI ≥30.0.
  6. 6BMI ≥25.0.
  7. 7 Independent-samples t-test.
  8. 8 Chi-square test for independence.