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Table 2 The prevalences of Overweight, Obesity and Abdominal obesity in three phases of TLGS.

From: Trends of obesity and abdominal obesity in Tehranian adults: a cohort study

Age group (years) Number Overweight, % Obesity, % Abdominal obesity, %
   Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase I Phase II Phase III
Men           
20-29 266 40.6 55.3 67.3* 10.5 17.6 22.9* 16.1 38.7 53.7*
30-39 459 59.9 69.0 74.3* 15.9 30.7 24.6* 32.6 54.6 61.4*
40-49 369 67.5 74.6 75.1* 15.2 50.3 22.77* 37.6 61.5 65.0*
50-59 319 66.8 69.0 70.8 20.7 47.9 19.7 45.7 62.3 67. 7*
60-69 328 66.8 66.5 66.5 16.8 41.8 16.5 48.4 66.4 69.2*
≥ 70 94 52.1 54.2 48.9 13.8 19.6 12.8 35.1 55.3 57.4*
Total 1835 60.6 66.9 70.1 15.8 37.8 21.1* 36.5 57.2 63.3*
Women           
20-29 442 41.8 55.7 59.0* 11.8 17.6 18.1* 43.8 54.9 55.2*
30-39 629 69.3 78.3 80.9* 23.2 30.7 33.7* 68.9 80.2 79.8*
40-49 614 82.7 88.3 89.6* 40.4 50.3 49.0* 86.3 92.1 92.5*
50-59 509 84.3 88.2 88.6* 44.4 47.9 52.0* 91.9 94.6 93.9†
60-69 327 81.6 83.1 82.9 38.2 41.8 40.9 92.3 95.7 95.4†
≥ 70 46 73.9 78.3 73.9 17.4 19.6 26.7 89.1 93.4 89.1
Total 2567 72.4 79.4 80.9* 31.3 37.8 38.6* 76.7 83.8 83.6*
  1. TLGS: Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study, Overweight: BMI = 24.9-29.9, Obesity: BMI ≥ 30, Abdominal obesity: WC ≥ 94/80 cm for men/women respectively, * p < 0.001, † p < 0.01 as compared to values in Phase I