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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 7.9 Overweight and obesity prevalence and mean BMI (observed and age-standardised), by equivalised household income quintile and sex

Table 7.9 Overweight and obesity prevalence and mean BMI (observed and age-standardised), by equivalised household income quintile and sex

Aged 16 and over with both valid height and weight measurements
2008

BMI (kg/m 2) and BMI status

Equivalised annual household income quintile

1 st
(highest)

2 nd

3 rd

4 th

5 th
(lowest)

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Observed

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

71.8

72.9

63.5

76.1

57.4

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

24.9

28.4

26.1

31.2

20.7

40 and over (morbidly obese)

1.0

0.9

1.5

2.0

1.6

Mean

27.5

27.6

27.2

28.1

26.4

Standard error of the mean

0.23

0.25

0.30

0.32

0.33

Standardised

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

73.0

72.1

65.5

73.4

59.0

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

28.1

27.2

26.8

27.8

21.7

40 and over (morbidly obese)

1.0

0.8

1.6

1.9

1.7

Mean

27.7

27.5

27.4

27.6

26.6

Standard error of the mean

0.24

0.25

0.29

0.39

0.30

Women

Observed

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

53.7

63.7

66.1

69.0

60.9

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

20.1

27.6

29.8

35.0

28.4

40 and over (morbidly obese)

1.6

2.9

3.3

4.6

3.9

Mean

26.3

27.5

27.8

28.4

27.5

Standard error of the mean

0.29

0.29

0.30

0.29

0.35

Standardised

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

55.1

64.4

67.0

66.7

60.9

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

21.6

28.5

30.7

34.0

28.8

40 and over (morbidly obese)

1.1

2.9

3.4

5.0

4.3

Mean

26.3

27.6

27.9

28.3

27.6

Standard error of the mean

0.31

0.29

0.30

0.33

0.38

Bases (weighted):

Men

588

511

536

373

366

Women

533

501

519

459

472

Bases (unweighted):

Men

475

487

467

408

346

Women

506

540

542

543

519