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Table 2 Distribution of body mass index and waist circumference categories by survey year and sex for CHARLS participants with no depressive symptoms at baseline

From: Obesity and the onset of depressive symptoms among middle-aged and older adults in China: evidence from the CHARLS

  2011 2013 2015
Female
 General obesity (BMI)
  Underweight 57 (3.66) 49 (3.15) 55 (3.53)
  Normal 692 (44.47) 648 (41.65) 647 (41.58)
  Overweight 545 (35.03) 574 (36.89) 591 (37.98)
  Obese 262 (16.84) 285 (18.31) 263 (16.91)
 Abdominal obesity (WC)
  Yes 1146 (73.65) 1264 (81.23) 1203 (77.31)
  No 410 (26.35) 292 (18.77) 353 (22.69)
Male
 General obesity (BMI)
  Underweight 77 (4.32) 74 (4.15) 95 (5.33)
  Normal 1039 (58.34) 984 (55.25) 960 (53.90)
  Overweight 500 (28.07) 535 (30.04) 530 (29.76)
  Obese 165 (9.27) 188 (10.56) 196 (11.01)
 Abdominal obesity (WC)
  Yes 879 (49.35) 1011 (56.77) 949 (53.28)
  No 902 (50.65) 770 (43.23) 832 (46.72)