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Table 1 Individual characteristics and mean body mass index (BMI) by sex

From: Economic crisis and obesity in the Canary Islands: an exploratory study through the relationship between body mass index and educational level

 Total
200420092015
n (%)mean BMI (95% CI)n (%)mean BMI (95% CI)n (%)mean BMI (95% CI)
Total399526.06 (25.91–26.2)446826.32 (26.18–26.46)450726.27 (26.13–26.4)
Age (mean, years)47.5 49.2 51.6 
Educational attainment
 Low education1569 (39.27)27.22 (26.97–27.46)1648 (36.88)27.71 (27.47–27.96)1384 (30.71)27.53 (27.27–27.79)
 Medium Education1944 (48.66)25.56 (25.35–25.76)2157 (48.28)25.66 (25.47–25.86)2347 (52.07)25.98 (25.80–26.17)
 High education482 (12.07)24.30 (23.95–24.65)663 (14.84)24.97 (24.67–25.27)776 (17.22)24.88 (24.61–25.16)
Island of residence
 El Hierro211 (5.28)25.93 (25.34–26.52)195 (4.36)27.37 (26.78–27.96)220 (4.88)26.28 (25.71–26.85)
 La Gomera231 (5.78)25.85 (25.32–26.39)198 (4.43)26.13 (25.44–26.81)213 (4.73)26.36 (25.82–26.89)
 La Palma333 (8.34)27.05 (26.50–27.59)275 (6.15)26.25 (25.65–26.85)282 (6.26)26.03 (25.49–26.57)
 Tenerife1374 (34.39)25.80 (25.54–26.05)1628 (36.44)26.07 (25.84–26.3)1566 (34.75)25.96 (25.74–26.19)
 Gran Canaria1273 (31.86)26.37 (26.10–26.64)1544 (34.56)26.58 (26.34–26.83)1564 (34.70)26.57 (26.34–26.81)
 Lanzarote311 (7.78)25.38 (24.91–25.84)336 (7.52)26.07 (25.55–26.59)328 (7.28)26.35 (25.87–26.83)
 Fuerteventura262 (6.56)25.72 (25.20–26.24)292 (6.54)26.05 (25.53–26.57)334 (7.41)26.34 (25.81–26.87)
Men
 Total1675 (41.93)26.42 (26.22–26.62)1853 (41.47)26.53 (26.34–26.72)1943 (43.11)26.63 (26.44–26.81)
 Age (mean, years)46.6 47.8 50.6 
Educational attainment
 Low education617 (36.84)27.17 (26.82–27.51)609 (32.87)27.13 (26.78–27.48)538 (27.69)27.5 (27.12–27.88)
 Medium Education861 (51.40)25.99 (25.72–26.27)946 (51.05)26.24 (25.99–26.50)1093 (56.25)26.4 (26.16–26.65)
 High education197 (11.76)25.92 (25.40–26.44)298 (16.08)26.22 (25.82–26.62)312 (16.06)25.9 (25.49–26.31)
Island of residence
 El Hierro72 (4.30)26.61 (25.58–27.63)82 (4.43)27.43 (26.71–28.16)95 (4.89)27.10 (26.25–27.94)
 La Gomera95 (5.67)26.57 (25.83–27.30)83 (4.48)26.10 (25.15–27.04)81 (4.17)26.26 (25.54–26.98)
 La Palma106 (6.33)27.41 (26.59–28.23)119 (6.42)26.00 (25.25–26.76)129 (6.64)26.22 (25.51–26.93)
 Tenerife558 (33.31)26.19 (25.84–26.54)624 (33.68)26.27 (25.95–26.58)679 (34.95)26.41 (26.08–26.73)
 Gran Canaria585 (34.93)26.52 (26.17–26.88)634 (34.21)26.87 (26.55–27.19)641 (32.99)26.96 (26.64–27.27)
 Lanzarote135 (8.06)26.10 (25.45–26.76)161 (8.69)26.80 (26.13–27.47)154 (7.93)26.38 (25.73–27.03)
 Fuerteventura124 (7.40)26.2 (25.56–26.85)150 (8.09)26.09 (25.44–26.73)164 (8.44)26.71 (26.04–27.38)
 Women
Total2320 (58.07)25.80 (25.59–26.01)2615 (58.53)26.16 (25.96–26.36)2564 (56.89)26.00 (25.81–26.19)
 Age (mean, years)48.1 50.1 52.3 
Educational attainment
 Low education952 (41.03)27.25 (26.92–27.59)1039 (39.73)28.06 (27.73–28.38)846 (33)27.55 (27.21–27.9)
 Medium Education1083 (46.68)25.21 (24.91–25.5)1211 (46.31)25.21 (24.93–25.49)1254 (48.91)25.62 (25.35–25.88)
 High education285 (12.28)23.18 (22.75–23.61)365 (13.96)23.95 (23.56–24.35)464 (18.1)24.20 (23.85–24.56)
Island of residence
 El Hierro139 (5.99)25.58 (24.86–26.30)113 (4.32)27.32 (26.44–28.20)125 (4.88)25.66 (24.89–26.43)
 La Gomera136 (5.86)25.36 (24.62–26.10)115 (4.40)26.15 (25.17–27.12)132 (5.15)26.42 (25.68–27.15)
 La Palma227 (9.78)26.88 (26.18–27.58)156 (5.97)26.44 (25.55–27.33)153 (5.97)25.88 (25.08–26.67)
 Tenerife816 (35.17)25.53 (25.17–25.89)1004 (38.39)25.95 (25.64–26.26)887 (34.59)25.62 (25.31–25.93)
 Gran Canaria688 (29.66)26.24 (25.84–26.64)910 (34.80)26.38 (26.03–26.74)923 (36.00)26.31 (25.97–26.65)
 Lanzarote176 (7.59)24.82 (24.19–25.45)175 (6.69)25.40 (24.64–26.17)174 (6.79)26.32 (25.62–27.03)
 Fuerteventura138 (5.95)25.29 (24.49–26.08)142 (5.43)26.01 (25.18–26.84)170 (6.63)25.99 (25.18–26.79)