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Table 1 Waist circumference, prevalence of abdominal overweighta and obesityb in 1994–1995 and 2007–2008. The Tromsø Study

From: Changes in waist circumference and the prevalence of abdominal obesity during 1994–2008 - cross-sectional and longitudinal results from two surveys: the Tromsø Study

  Tromsø 4 (1994–1995) Tromsø 6 (2007–2008)
Men
Age n Mean (SD)d % overweight % obese n Mean (SD) % overweight % obese
 25/30–34c 104 88.1 (8.1) 9.6 6.7 86 95.9 (9.8) 37.2 18.6
 35–44 137 91.0 (7.6) 20.4 8.0 1,131 97.5 (10.6) 29.0 29.6
 45–54 457 96.2 (8.9) 33.0 23.0 1,068 98.3 (10.5) 31.9 31.0
 55–64 1,511 95.2 (9.1) 33.0 19.1 1,733 100.4 (10.4) 29.9 40.9
 65–74 1,121 95.7 (9.7) 29.3 23.8 1,314 100.7 (10.4) 30.6 41.0
 75–84 34 95.2 (10.7) 32.4 23.5 457 100.8 (10.7) 29.3 42.0
 85–89 - - - - 32 99.3 (11.5) 18.8 46.9
 Total 3,364 95.1 (9.4) 30.5 20.4 5,821 99.5 (10.6) 30.3 36.7
Total 35–74 3,226 95.3 (9.3) 31.2 20.8 5,246 99.4 (10.6) 30.3 36.5
Total 35–74 adjustede 94.6 29.4 18.7   99.4 30.3 36.5
Women
 25/30–34c 117 77.5 (9.5) 12.8 12.0 119 85.7 (11.4) 26.1 36.1
 35–44 174 79.0 (9.8) 19.0 14.4 1,381 88.6 (12.1) 27.0 44.4
 45–54 198 80.7 (8.6) 23.7 19.2 1,244 89.7 (12.2) 26.8 49.4
 55–64 1,559 84.5 (10.7) 32.8 30.3 1,854 92.2 (12.1) 23.6 59.8
 65–74 1,354 87.6 (11.3) 26.3 45.2 1,338 92.1 (11.9) 22.9 60.3
 75–84 46 92.0 (14.3) 19.6 56.5 671 93.0 (11.8) 21.6 63.8
 85–89 - - - - 65 92.3 (11.5) 16.9 66.2
 Total 3,448 85.1 (11.1) 28.2 34.5 6,672 90.9 (12.2) 24.5 54.8
Total 35–74 3,285 85.3 (11.0) 26.8 35.0 5,817 90.8 (12.2) 24.9 54.0
Total 35–74 adjustede 83.1 26.1 27.6   90.8 24.9 54.0
  1. aWaist circumference 95–102 cm in men and 81–88 cm in women bWaist circumference > 102 cm in men and > 88 cm in women
  2. cAge group 25–34 in Tromsø 4 (1994–1995), 30–34 in Tromsø 6 (2007–2008) dcentimeter (standard deviation)
  3. eMean waist circumference and prevalence of overweight and obesity in the age group 35–74 adjusted to the age distribution in Tromsø 6