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Table 2 Comparison of health risk category of men recruited to FFIT RCT with men in the Scottish general population by age group from the 2011 Scottish Heath Survey (SHeS) +

From: Do weight management programmes delivered at professional football clubs attract and engage high risk men? A mixed-methods study

Waist circumference Health risk categoryc   Age categories (years)
(WC)aand BMI classificationb All FFIT    FFIT 35-44 SHeS 35-44    FFIT 45-54 SHeS 45-54    FFIT 55-65 SHeS 55-64
n n % % n % % n % %
Overweight          
Low WC No increased risk 2 1 0.3 19.4 1 0.3 14.6 0 0.0 9.3
High WC Increased 18 4 1.3 17.7 10 3.4 19.7 4 2.7 21.3
Very high WC High 37 13 4.2 6.2 17 5.9 8.2 7 4.8 16.4
All overweight   57 18 5.8 43.2 28 9.6 42.5 11 7.5 47.0
Obesity I         
Low WC Increased 0 0 1.9 0.4 0 0.0 1.2 0 0.0 -
High WC High 11 6 0.0 2.8 3 1.0 5.8 2 1.4 0.9
Very high WC Very high 318 114 36.7 22.4 131 45.2 18.3 73 50.0 25.5
All obese I   329 120 38.6 25.7 134 46.2 25.3 75 51.4 26.5
Obesity II         
Low WC Very high 0 0 0.0 - 0 0.0 - 0 0.0 -
High WC Very high 1 0 0.0 - 1 0.3 - 0 0.0 -
Very high WC Very high 232 109 35.1 2.8 80 27.6 6.3 43 29.5 6.9
All obese II Very high 233 109 35.1 2.8 81 27.9 6.3 43 29.5 6.9
Obesity III         
Low WC Extremely high 0 0 0.0 - 0 0.0 - 0 0.0 -
High WC Extremely high 0 0 0.0 - 0 0.0 - 0 0.0 -
Very high WC Extremely high 128 64 20.6 1.7 47 16.2 2.0 17 11.6 1.1
All obese III Extremely high 128 64 20.6 1.7 47 16.2 2.0 17 11.6 1.1
Total   747 311 100.0 (73.4) 290 99.9 (76.1) 146 100.0 (81.5)
  1. + Table adapted from Table 7.5, Scottish Health Survey (SHeS), 2011 (Volume 1 Adults [3]) to allow direct comparison with men of comparable ages in the Scottish population in 2008–2011.
  2. a Waist circumference categories according to WHO/SIGN guidance – low: <94 cm; high: ≥94 cm and <102 cm; very high ≥102 cm; b BMI categories as defined in Table 1; c Health risk category according to SIGN guidelines [37].