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Table 2 Adjusted* and unadjusted prevalence rates of obesity and overweight in Golestan Cohort Study, Iran, and Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), United States

From: Obesity and hypertension in an Iranian cohort study; Iranian women experience higher rates of obesity and hypertension than American women

    Iran United States
    Golestan Cohort Study 1999–2002 1988–1994
Unadjusted      
  Overweight     
   Overall 63.5 (0.5) 65.2 (0.8) 54.9 (0.8)
   Men 54.9 (0.8) 68.6 (0.9) 59.4 (1.0)
   Women 69.7 (0.6) 62.0 (1.2) 50.7 (1.0)
  Obesity     
   Overall 28.4 (0.4) 30.5 (0.9) 22.3 (0.6)
   Men 17.0 (0.6) 27.5 (0.9) 19.5 (0.7)
   Women 36.6 (0.7) 33.4 (1.2) 25.0 (0.9)
Adjusted      
  Overweight     
   Overall 62.2 (0.5) 65.1 (0.8) 56.0 (0.8)
   Men 53.7 (0.8) 68.8 (0.9) 61.0 (1.0)
   Women 68.6 (0.6) 61.6 (1.2) 51.4 (1.0)
  Obesity     
   Overall 28.0 (0.4) 30.4 (0.9) 22.9 (0.7)
   Men 16.2 (0.6) 27.5 (0.9) 20.2 (0.7)
   Women 34.9 (0.7) 33.2 (1.2) 25.5 (0.9)
  1. *Adjustments for age have been performed in both populations to the 2000 US standard population using 5-year age groups.
  2. † Data presented as: percent (standard error)