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Table 2 Prevalence of obesity by body mass index, waist circumference and waist-hip ratio in adult men and women aged 15 and above. Findings of the 2003 Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline Survey

From: Anthropometry measures and prevalence of obesity in the urban adult population of Cameroon: an update from the Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline Survey

   BMI WC WHR
Age groups n Overweight Obese Overweight Obese Overweight Obese
Men        
15 – 34 2116 15.9 2.3 1.7 0.9 5.7 0.8
35 – 44 558 32.8 13.6 13.7 8.9 30.3 4.1
45 – 54 509 34.4 15.5 20.1 14.7 46.2 8.2
55+ 563 29.0 13.0 16.7 14.7 47.8 11.9
Total 3746 21.6 6.5 7.5 5.5 17.8 3.2
Women        
15 – 34 3328 27.8 11.8 20.3 16.5 25.0 18.5
35 – 44 1156 31.7 33.5 24.0 46.2 25.4 38.9
45 – 54 631 28.3 41.4 20.6 55.8 20.6 53.1
55+ 593 27.9 24.2 21.2 47.1 18.7 66.5
Total 5708 28.6 19.5 21.1 28.1 24.3 28.8
  1. BMI: Body Mass Index. Overweight was defined as BMI between 25–29.9 and obesity as BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 in men and women. WC: Waist Circumference. Overweight was defined based on WC 94–101.9 cm and 80–87.9 in men and women respectively and obesity based on WC ≥ 102 cm in men and ≥ 88 cm in women. WHR: Waist-to-hip ratio was defined based on WHR 0.90–0.99 and WHR 0.80–0.84 in men and women respectively and obesity based on WHR ≥ 1 in men and ≥ 0.85 in women)