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Table 2 Distribution and percentages of the male study population by BMI and the individual characteristics

From: Socioeconomic factors, body mass index and bariatric surgery: a Swedish nationwide cohort study

  Study population, n (% of total population) Average BMI BMI < 25 at baseline BMI 25–29 at baseline BMI 30–39 at baseline BMI ≥40 at baseline
Median age = 22, range
Less than median 780,930   662,456 94,378 23,160 936
More than median 6097   4465 1337 284 11
Study population, n (% of total population) 787,027 22.27 666,921 (84.7%) 95,715 (12.2%) 23,444 (3.0%) 947 (0.1%)
Operated, n (% of operated) 1961 30.97 258 (13.2%) 661 (33.7%) 920 (46.9%) 122 (6.2%)
Family Income, n (% of total)
• Low (25%) 196,474 22.48 162,476 (82.7%) 26,537 (13.5%) 7107 (3.6%) 354 (0.2%)
• Middle (50%) 394,008 22.28 333,033 (84.5%) 48,473 (12.3%) 12,029 (3.1%) 473 (0.1%)
• High (25%) 196,545 22.05 171,412 (87.2%) 20,705 (10.5%) 4308 (2.2%) 120 (0.1%)
Education, n (% of total)
• Low 59,863 (7.6%) 22.62 47,784 (79.8%) 9013 (15.1%) 2914 (4.9%) 152 (0.2%)
• Middle 172,898 (22.0%) 22.29 144,831 (83.8%) 22,321 (12.9%) 5531 (3.2%) 215 (0.1%)
• High 554,266 (70.4%) 22.22 474,306 (85.6%) 64,381 (11.6%) 14,999 (2.7%) 580 (0.1%)
Employment, n (% of total)
• Yes 512,626 (65.1%) 22.18 439,063 (85.7%) 59,657 (11.6%) 13,476 (2.6%) 430 (0.1%)
• No 274,401 (34.9%) 22.43 227,858 (83.0%) 36,058 (13.2%) 9968 (3.6%) 517 (0.2%)
Marital status, n (% of total)
• Married/cohabiting 157,229 (20.0%) 22.05 137,731 (87.6%) 16,660 (10.6%) 2785 (1.8%) 53 (0.03%)
• Single 629,798 (80.0%) 22.32 529,190 (84.0%) 79,055 (12.6%) 20,659 (3.3%) 894 (0.1%)
  1. The highest percentages are in bold and underlined. Follow up for bariatric surgery between 2005 and 2012
  2. All the percentages are row percentages except for Study population, second column