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Table 3 Population’s weight status in total by age group and gender based on Body Mass Index (BMI) categorization

From: Aims, design and preliminary findings of the Hellenic National Nutrition and Health Survey (HNNHS)

Weight status categorizationd Total By age groupe and gender
Total adult populatione 20-39a 40-64b 65+c
N (%) N (%) N (%)
N % M F M F M F
Underweight 175 4.7 12 (1.5) 88 (8.5) 5 (1.1) 25 (3.3) 8 (3.1) 37 (9.8)
Normal weight 1772 47.9 420 (52.7) 722 (69.5) 139(30.2) 335 (43.8) 60 (23.3) 94 (24.8)
Overweight 1183 32.0 285 (35.8) 160(15.4) 212 (46.0) 244 (31.9) 127 (49.2) 154 (40.6)
Obese total 572 15.5 80 (10.0) 69 (6.6) 105 (22.8) 161 (21.1) 63 (24.4) 94 (24.8)
  1. N (%) Frequency (percentage), M males, F Females
  2. By gender: % of males or females in question compared to total number of males or females, respectively
  3. aChi square test for difference in weight status between genders in 20–39-year-old group (p < 0.001)
  4. bChi square test for difference in weight status between genders in 40–65-year-old group (p < 0.001)
  5. cChi square test for difference in weight status between genders in 65+ year-old group (p < 0.006)
  6. dBased on BMI (kg/m2) categorization: < 18.5 = underweight; 20–25 = normal weight; > 25–30 = overweight; > 30 = obese
  7. eStudy population ≥ 20 years of age; Chi square test for difference in weight status between age groups in total (p < .001) and per gender (p < .001)