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Table 4 Weight Control

From: Cardiovascular risk factors among Chamorros

  Chamorro Men n = 100(%) Chamorro Women n = 128 (%) Total n = 228 (%)
WEIGHT STATUS    
   Advised to lose weight by a health professional within the past 12 months 6 (6.0%) 22 (17.2%) 28 (12.3%)
   Trying to maintain current weight only 19 (19.0%) 39 (30.5%) 58 (25.4%)
   Trying to lose weight only 20 (20.0%) 38 (29.7%) 58 (25.4%)
PREFERRED WEIGHT CONTROL TECHNIQUE    
   Lose/Maintain current weight by dieting:    
YES 30 (30.0%) 75 (58.6%) 105 (46.1%)
Eat fewer calories only 4 (4.0%) 15 (11.7%) 19 (8.3%)
Eat less fat only 8 (8.0%) 31 (24.2%) 39 (17.1%)
Eat fewer calories and less fat 18 (18.0%) 29 (22.7%) 47 (20.6%)
NO 13 (13.0%) 15 (11.7%) 28 (12.3%)
   Lose/Maintain current weight by exercising:    
YES 32 (32.0%) 57 (44.5%) 89 (39.0%)
NO 11 (11.0%) 33 (25.8%) 44(19.3%)
DESIRABLE BMI    
   BMI below 20 1 (1.0%) 6 (4.7%) 7 (3.1%)
   BMI 20 – 25 10 (10.0%) 57 (44.5%) 67 (29.4%)
   BMI 25 – 30 24 (24.0%) 19 (14.8%) 43 (18.9%)
   BMI above 30 2 (2.0%) 3 (2.3%) 5 (2.2%)
   Don't know/Not sure/Refused to answer 63 (63.0%) 43 (33.6%) 106 (46.5%)
  1. Desirable BMI (desirable weight/height2 * 703)