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Table 5 Prevalence (95% CI) of overweight and obesity among males by age, ethnicity, income category and education level

From: Lifestyle factors associated with obesity in a cohort of males in the central province of Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional descriptive study

Variable Overweight % (CI) Obese % (CI)
Age category (n = 2466)
 < 30 16.16 (11.11, 21.48) 7.58 (2.53, 12.89)
 31–40 23.90 (20.34, 27.59) 9.07 (5.51, 12.76)
 41–50 42.12 (38.35, 46.16) 14.23 (10.46, 18.27)
 51–60 40.96 (35.90, 46.15) 16.87 (11.81, 22.05)
 > 60 43.44 (34.43, 53.18) 22.95 (13.93, 32.69)
Ethnicity (n = 2461)
 Sinhalese 31.67 (29.39, 34.02) 11.91 (9.64, 14.26)
 Tamil 32.98 (25.65, 40.60) 12.04 (4.71, 19.66)
 Moor 32.84 (25.87, 40.43) 15.92 (8.96, 23.52)
Income category (n = 1830)
 ≤ LKR 6999 22.58 (6.45, 41.11) 9.68 (0.00, 28.20)
 LKR 7000–12,999 28.48 (20.53, 37.13) 13.91 (5.96, 22.56)
 LKR 13,000–24,999 34.13 (30.53, 37.80) 9.86 (6.25, 13.52)
 LKR 25,000–49,999 39.17 (35.28, 43.09) 16.11 (12.22, 20.03)
 ≥ LKR 50,000 43.75 (33.33, 54.22) 20.83 (10.42, 31.31)
Education level (n = 2342)
 No education – grade 5 23.53 (5.88, 50.64) 11.76 (0.00, 38.87)
 Grade 6 – grade 11 30.59 (25.21, 36.21) 11.90 (6.52, 17.51)
 Ordinary level passed 33.41 (30.48, 36.49) 11.65 (8.72, 14.73)
 Advanced level passed 30.97 (26.99,35.00) 14.75 (10.77, 18.78)
 Graduate/postgraduate 31.25 (20.31, 45.23) 14.06 (3.13, 28.05)
  1. CI confidence interval