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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population by weight status as body fat measured by BIA

From: A secondary analysis examining the concordance of self-perception of weight and actual measurement of body fat percentage: The CRONICAS Cohort Study

  Underweight Normal Overweight Obese Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n
Total 141 (4.4%) 1280 (40.2%) 1111 (34.9%) 649 (20.4%) 3181
Age
 35–44 11 (1.4%) 267 (34.5%) 295 (38.1%) 202 (26.1%) 775
 45–54 24 (3.0%) 287 (35.3%) 322 (39.6%) 181 (22.2%) 814
 55–64 31 (3.8%) 316 (39.2%) 279 (34.6%) 181 (22.4%) 807
 65 + 75 (9.6%) 410 (52.2%) 215 (27.4%) 85 (10.8%) 785
Sex
 Female 122 (7.4%) 647 (39.5%) 555 (33.9%) 315 (19.2%) 1639
 Male 19 (1.2%) 633 (41.1%) 556 (36.1%) 334 (21.7%) 1542
Setting
 Lima 26 (2.5%) 384 (37.1%) 399 (38.6%) 225 (21.8%) 1034
 Urban Puno 18 (3.2%) 185 (33.3%) 198 (35.7%) 154 (27.8%) 555
 Rural Puno 70 (12.4%) 320 (56.6%) 130 (23.0%) 45 (8.0%) 565
 Tumbes 27 (2.6%) 391 (38.1%) 384 (37.4%) 225 (21.9%) 1027
Assets
 Lowest 94 (9.3%) 506 (49.9%) 282 (27.8%) 132 (13.0%) 1014
 Middle 26 (2.4%) 427 (39.8%) 404 (37.6%) 217 (20.2%) 1074
 Highest 21 (1.9%) 347 (31.8%) 425 (38.9%) 300 (27.5%) 1093
Education level
  < 7 years 111 (7.6%) 678 (46.6%) 454 (31.2%) 213 (14.6%) 1456
 7–11 years 21 (2.0%) 382 (36.8%) 396 (38.1%) 240 (23.1%) 1039
 12+ years 9 (1.3%) 219 (32.0%) 261 (38.2%) 195 (28.5%) 684
  1. Note: Percentages are presented across rows, such that the total of a row equals 100%