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Table 1 Prevalence of metabolic health in 2009 according to degreee of obesity in ages 25 to 74 years

From: Improved metabolic health among the obese in six population surveys 1986 to 2009: the Northern Sweden MONICA study

Degree of obesity Prevalence (%) of metabolic health (95% CI) Odds ratio (95% CI) Adjusting for age and sex Adjusting for age, sex, smoking, education and physical activity
Obesity according to BMI     
Normal weight 34.6 Reference category Reference category Reference category
(n = 694) (31; 38)    
Overweight 17.5 0.40 0.54 0.52
(n = 651) (15; 21) (0.31; 0.52) (0.41; 0.72) (0.39; 0.70)
Obesity 19.8 0.47 0.59 0.60
(n = 359) (16; 24) (0.34; 0.62) (0.43; 0.82) (0.43; 0.84)
Obesity according to waist circumference     
No abdominal obesity 35.1 Reference category Reference category Reference category
(n = 930) (32; 39)    
Abdominal obesity 16.5 0.36 0.52 0.52
(n = 774) (14; 19) (0.29; 0.46) (0.41: 0.67) (0.40; 0.67)
  1. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals (CI). P values for all comparisons <0.001.