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Table 2 Characteristics and prevalence of pre-obesity/obesity of immigrant population by length of residence in Portugal

From: Association between length of residence and overweight among adult immigrants in Portugal: A nationwide cross-sectional study

  Immigrants
<4 y (n = 245) 5–9 y (n = 197) 10–14 y (n = 140) ≥15 y (n = 31,103)
Gender (%)
 Men 44.6 48.4 59.3 48.0
 Women 55.4 51.6 40.7 52.0
Region of origin (%)
 Europe 26.6 24.1 33.8 22.5
 Africa 18.5 49.8 51.8 66.5
 America/Asia 54.8 26.2 14.5 11.1
Age (%)
 20–24 19.4 12.1 6.2 7.5
 25–34 49.7 44.8 34.0 33.6
 34–44 17.8 23.1 46.1 21.9
 45–54 8.0 11.9 6.3 20.8
 55–64 3.9 6.2 7.3 7.2
  ≥ 65 1.3 1.9 0.1 9.1
Marital status (%)
 Married 59.8 58.7 45.5 61.6
 Not married 40.2 41.3 54.5 38.4
Education (%)
 None or 1st cycle 14.8 21.0 15.7 17.4
 2nd or 3rd cycle 45.1 36.1 38.7 36.0
 High school 27.2 26.1 26.0 24.5
 Higher education 13.0 16.7 19.6 22.0
Job status (%)
 Active 71.1 81.6 83.9 74.1
 Unemployed 11.8 5.6 4.5 7.6
 Othera 17.1 12.8 11.6 18.4
 Current smoker (%) 18.8 28.2 26.2 28.0
BMI (%)
 Overweight 37.5 37.9 39.1 48.8
 Pre-obesity 26.1 31.4 39.9 34.4
 Obesity 11.4 6.5 5.2 14.4
  1. aPensioners, students, housewives, permanently incapacitated, unpaid internship, or other status