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Table 4 Longitudinal analyses of 13-year change in weight (kg), desired weight (kg) and difference between the two (kg), among men according to BMI category in Tromsø 4

From: Longitudinal changes in desired body weight compared to changes in body weight: evidence of adaptation to weight gain?

  BMI <25 BMI 25-29.99 BMI ≥30
  n Actual differencea Difference in desired weightb Discrepancy in difference (CI)c n Actual differencea Difference in desired weightb Discrepancy in difference (CI)c n Actual differencea Difference in desired weightb Discrepancy in difference (CI)c
25–29 197 7.9 4.0 3.9 (3.1, 4.5) 121 7.9 3.7 4.3 (3.0, 5.3) 27 5.8 3.1 2.6 (-2.3, 7.0)
30–34 125 7.5 4.4 3.1 (2.3, 3.8) 102 7.3 4.4 2.9 (1.6, 4.3) 16 5.6 6.2 −0.6 (-8.4, 5.4)
35–39 133 5.9 3.4 2.4 (1.4, 3.1) 146 6.3 3.5 2.7 (1.8, 3.8) 22 8.2 6.7 1.5 (-1.8, 4.5)
40–44 133 5.2 3.0 2.2 (1.4, 3.0) 152 5.9 3.2 2.7 (1.8, 3.9) 36 4.5 2.4 2.1 (-1.2, 5.1)
45–49 182 4.4 2.1 2.3 (1.7, 3.1) 332 3.7 1.8 2.0 (1.5, 2.8) 79 3.1 1.9 1.2 (-0.7, 3.1)
50–54 212 2.6 1.4 1.2 (0.3, 2.0) 333 3.2 1.4 1.8 (1.4, 2.4) 93 3.1 1.2 1.9 (0.2, 3.6)
55–59 139 2.3 1.3 1.0 (0.3, 1.8) 215 1.9 0.9 1.0 (0.4, 1.8) 40 2.8 1.6 1.2 (-1.4, 4.0)
60–64 83 0.9 0.0 0.9 (0.1, 1.8) 144 0.4 0.0 0.4 (-0.5, 1.3) 26 −1.4 0.9 −2.3 (-4.7, -0.1)
65–69 45 0.8 0.5 0.2 (-1.2, 1.9) 63 1.1 −0.5 1.6 (0.0, 3.5) 14 0.7 1.2 −0.5 (-4.2, 3.4)
Total 1249 4.6 2.5 2.1 (1.9, 2.4) 1608 4.0 1.9 2.0 (1.7, 2.3) 353 3.4 2.2 1.2 (0.4, 2.1)
  1. aActual difference: Measured body weight in Tromsø 6 (2007–2008) minus measured weight in Tromsø 4 (1994–1995), with 95 % confidence intervals
  2. bDifference in desired weight: Desired weight in Tromsø 6 (2007–2008) minus desired weight in Tromsø 4 (1994–1995), with 95 % confidence intervals
  3. cDiscrepancy in difference (CI): Actual difference minus Difference in desired weight, with 95 % confidence intervals