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Table 2 Percentage overweight and obese by age and gender (1990 and 2001)

From: Changes in body mass index by age, gender, and socio-economic status among a cohort of Norwegian men and women (1990–2001)

   1990   2001
  N % Overweight (BMI ≥ 25 to 30) % Obese (BMI ≥ 30)   % Overweight (BMI ≥ 25 to 30) % Obese (BMI ≥ 30)
Men     Men   
   18–29 123 20.3 4.1    18–29 44.7 12.2
   30–39 176 35.2 3.4    30–39 54.0 13.1
   40–49 135 45.9 4.4    40–49 60.7 13.3
   50–66 109 42.2 6.4    50–66 45.0 11.9
   67–79 38 36.8 10.5    67–79 44.7 10.5
   Total 581 36 4.8 Total 51.3 12.6
Women     Women   
   18–29 148 11.5 4.0    18–29 23.6 9.5
   30–39 189 13.2 0.5    30–39 26.5 7.9
   40–49 123 20.3 5.7    40–49 35.0 16.3
   50–66 104 30.8 6.7    50–66 37.5 10.6
   67–79 24 37.5 8.3    67–79 20.8 16.7
   Total 588 18.4 3.7 Total 29.3 10.9
  1. BMI, body mass index.
  2. In 1990, chi-squares were x 2 = 30.2 (p < 0.01) and x 2 = 48.8 (p = 0.01) for men and women.
  3. In 2001, chi-squares were x 2 = 13.3 (p = 0.10) and x 2 = 22.1 (p < 0.05) for men and women.