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Table 6 Standardized prevalence estimates of obesity based on BMI ≥ 30.0, ages 45–84, by race/ethnicity

From: Aggregation of Asian-American subgroups masks meaningful differences in health and health risks among Asian ethnicities: an electronic health record based cohort study

 All 45–84 yrWomen 45–84 yrMen 45–84 yrAll 45–84 yr
 Age-sex standardized prevalence Age-standardized prevalence Age-standardized prevalenceAbsolute percentage point difference from All Asian
 N% (99% CI)N% (99% CI)N% (99% CI)AllWomenMen
All Asian203,02014.7% (14.5–14.9)111,42113.6% (13.3–13.9)91,59915.8% (15.5–16.1)b(ref) c(ref) c(ref) c
Chinese62,9128.3% (8.0–8.6) a34,5766.8% (6.5–7.2) a28,3369.9% (9.4–10.4) a,b−6.4−6.4−5.9
Korean65107.6% (6.8–8.5) a38175.8% (4.8–6.8) a26939.6% (8.1–11.0) a,b−7.1−7.4− 6.2
Japanese12,29219.7% (18.8–20.7) a725715.5% (14.3–16.6)503524.3% (22.7–26.0) a,b5.01.98.5
Southeast Asian22,3787.6% (7.1–8.0) a11,2787.3% (6.6–7.9) a11,1007.8% (7.2–8.5) a−7.1−6.3−8.0
Filipino66,95920.8% (20.4–21.2) a38,77819.0% (18.5–19.5) a28,18122.6% (22.0–23.3) a,b6.15.46.8
South Asian27,11320.0% (19.4–20.7) a12,58122.4% (21.4–23.3) a14,53217.4% (16.6–18.3) a,b5.38.81.6
Native Hawaiian/
Pacific Islander
595243.6% (41.9–45.4) a288544.5% (42.0–47.0) a306742.7% (40.3–45.0) a28.930.926.9
White
non-Hispanic
576,70036.4% (36.2–36.5) a304,55634.7% (34.4–34.9) a272,14438.2% (37.9–38.4) a,b21.721.122.4
African-American/Black75,27750.5% (50.0–50.9) a42,32554.9% (54.2–55.5) a32,95245.6% (44.9–46.3) a,b35.841.329.8
Hispanic/
Latino
154,67544.6 (44.3–44.9) a81,30744.5% (44.1–45.0) a73,36844.6% (44.1–45.1) a29.930.928.8
  1. All Asian group includes aggregated data for the 6 Asian ethnic groups above plus other Asians not represented in the table. This group does not include Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders
  2. aNon-overlapping 99% CIs and absolute percentage point difference from All Asian group within sex category of ≥ 1 percentage point for percentages < 10% and ≥ 2 percentage points for percentages ≥ 10%
  3. bNon-overlapping 99% CIs and ≥ 1 percentage point difference between women and men for percentages < 10% and ≥ 2 percentage points for percentages ≥10%
  4. cRef: reference group for race and ethnic group comparisons