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Table 1 Sample size (n) and percentage (%) by sex and educational level, weighted prevalence and 95% confidence interval of overweight and obesity among Brazilian adults according to educational level and sex. Brazil, 2002–2013

From: Trends in obesity prevalence among Brazilian adults from 2002 to 2013 by educational level

   POF 2002/2003 POF 2008/2009 PNS 2013
Schooling Sample Overweight Obesity Sample Overweight Obesity Sample Overweight Obesity
n % Prevalence 95% CI Prevalence 95% CI n % Prevalence 95% CI Prevalence 95% CI n % Prevalence 95% CI Prevalence 95% CI
Men Pre-primary 26,576 29.4 8.1 24,104 35.1 11.3 7,001 37.9 15.1
  59.3 28.4–30.4 7.5–8.8 48.7 34.2–36.0 10.6–12.0 36.1 35.9–39.9 13.6–16.6
Primary 6,973 33.4 8.0 7,893 37.6 11.9 3,100 36.6 16.3
  15.6 31.4–35.4 7.0–9.1 16.0 35.9–39.3 10.7–13.3 16.0 34.0–39.2 13.9–18.8
Secondary 8,429 34.4 9.0 13,848 38.6 13.0 6,770 43.4 17.2
  18.8 32.5–36.2 7.9–10.1 28.1 37.3–39.9 12.6–14.5 34.9 41.4–45.4 15.7–18.9
Tertiary 2,846 40.2 11.8 3,571 45.5 13.0 2,529 46.8 22.1
  6.3 37.2–43.3 9.9–14.1 7.2 43.1–48.1 11.6–14.6 13.0 43.6–49.9 19.5–24.9
Women Pre-primary 24.296 29.7 15.1 22,552 33.6 20.4 7,979 37.3 29.0
  54.2 28.7–30.7 14.3–15.9 43.8 32.6–34.5 19.6–21.2 32.2 35.4–39.3 27.3–30.8
Primary 6,829 24.4 9.9 7,709 29.9 15.0 3,854 36.4 25.1
  15.2 22.5–26.3 8.7–11.2 15.0 28.3–31.4 13.8–16.2 15.5 33.7–39.1 22.8–27.5
Secondary 10,092 21.1 7.5 16,243 26.9 11.9 9,209 32.0 22.5
  22.5 19.7–22.5 6.7–8.5 31.5 25.9–27.9 11.1–12.8 37.2 30.4–33.7 21.0–24.2
Tertiary 3,610 20.2 9.5 5,036 25.4 12.2 3,742 29.4 18.5
  8.1 17.6–22.7 7.6–11.7 9.7 23.5–27.0 10.8–13.7 15.1 27.4–31.7 16.1–21.0
  1. Note: POF, Pesquisa de Orçamento Familiar - Household Budget Survey; PNS, National Health Survey - Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde; n, number; CI, confidence interval. Age-Adjusted Prevalence