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Table 3 Age specific and Age adjusted mean of Body Mass Index (BMI) by different levels (n = 2293)

From: Prevalence of obesity in a rural Asian Indian (Bangladeshi) population and its determinants

  Age specific (year) means (95 % CI) Age adjusted mean (95 % CI)
  20-30 (n = 548) 31-40 (n = 702) 41-50 (n = 562) ≥51 (n = 481)
Underweight (N =328)
Total 17.1 (16.8, 17.3) 17.5 (17.3, 17.7) 17.1 (16.9, 17.4) 16.7 (16.5, 16.9) 17.1 (16.9, 17.2)
Male 17.0 (16.5, 17.5) 17.6 (17.2, 18.1) 17.2 (16.7, 17.7) 16.8 (16.4, 17.2) 17.1 (16.9, 17.3)
Female 17.1 (16.8, 17.4) 17.5 (17.2, 17.7) 17.1 (16.8, 17.4) 16.7 (16.4, 17.2) 17.1 (16.9, 17.2)
Normal weight (N = 960)
Total 20.8 (20.6, 20.9) 20.8 (20.6, 20.9) 20.9 (20.7, 21.0) 20.8 (20.6, 23.0) 20.8 (20.7, 20.9)
Male 20.7 (20.4, 21.0) 20.8 (20.6, 21.1) 20.8 (20.5, 21.1) 20.8 (20.5, 21.0) 20.8 (20.7, 20.9)
Female 20.8 (20.6, 21.0) 20.8 (20.6, 20.9) 20.9 (20.7, 21.1) 20.8 (20.6, 21.1) 20.8 (20.7, 20.9)
Overweight (N = 405)
Total 23.9 (23.8, 24.1) 23.9 (23.8, 24.1) 23.9 (23.8, 24.0) 23.9 (23.8, 24.0) 23.9 (23.8, 24.0)
Male 23.9 (23.7, 24.1) 23.9 (23.8, 24.2) 23.9 (23.8, 24.0) 23.9 (23.7, 24.0) 23.9 (23.8, 24.0)
Female 24.0 (23.8, 24.1) 24.0 (23.8, 24.1) 23.9 (23.8, 24.1) 23.9 (23.8, 24.0) 23.9 (23.8, 24.0)
Obese (N = 600)
Total 27.6 (27.2, 28.0) 27.9 (27.6, 28.2) 27.6 (27.2, 28.0) 27.3 (26.8, 27.7) 27.7 (27.5, 27.9)
Male 27.3 (26.6, 27.9) 27.3 (26.9, 27.7) 27.4 (26.7, 28.1) 27.1 (26.3, 27.8) 27.3 (27.0, 27.6)
Female 27.3 (27.0, 28.3) 28.2 (27.8, 28.6) 27.7 (27.2, 28.2) 27.4 (26.9, 28.0) 27.9 (27.7, 28.1)b
Overall (N = 2293)
Total 22.6 (22.2, 22.9) 23.4 (23.1, 23.7) 22.5 (22.2, 22.8) 21.8 (21.4, 22.1) 22.4 (22.3, 22.5)
Male 22.3 (21.7, 22.8) 23.1 (22.6, 23.5) 22.6 (22.1, 23.1) 21.8 (21.3, 22.3) 22.3 (22.2, 22.4)
Female 22.7 (22.3, 23.1) 23.5 (23.2, 23.9) 22.4 (21.9, 22.8) 21.7 (21.2, 22.2) 22.4 (22.3, 22.5)
  1. Values are presented as mean (95 % confidence interval) as indicated
  2. bP < 0.05 between male and female in same group CI, confidence interval; BMI, body mass index