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Table 1 BMI means in adult populations (20 to 59 years) in 26 Brazilian capitals by sex, 2002-2003

From: Correlation between mean body mass index in the population and prevalence of obesity in Brazilian capitals: empirical evidence for a population-based approach of obesity

    Mean BMI*(%)
Region States Capital Men Women
  Rondônia Porto Velho 25.4 24.8
  Acre Rio Branco 24.6 24.0
North Amazônia Manaus 24.9 23.8
  Roraima Boa Vista 25.2 24.8
  Pará Belém 24.4 23.7
  Amapá Macapá 25.3 23.8
  Maranhão São Luiz 24.2 23.1
  Piauí Teresina 24.5 24.0
  Ceará Fortaleza 24.8 24.0
  Rio Grande do Norte Natal 24.9 24.6
Northeast Paraíba João Pessoa 25.3 24.7
  Pernambuco Recife 25.1 25.1
  Alagoas Maceió 24.6 24.1
  Sergipe Aracaju 24.5 23.6
  Bahia Salvador 23.8 23.8
  Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte 25.0 24.1
Southeast Espírito Santo Vitória 25.0 24.6
  Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro 25.3 24.3
  São Paulo São Paulo 24.9 24.4
  Paraná Curitiba 25.3 24.5
South Santa Catarina Florianópolis 24.3 22.6
  Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre 25.5 24.6
  Mato Grosso do Sul Campo Grande 25.3 24.3
Midwest Mato Grosso Cuiabá 25.7 24.8
  Goiás Goiânia 25.0 23.4
  Distrito Federal Brasília 25.2 23.6
Total    24.9 24.1
  1. *Body Mass Index.