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Table 8.5 Mean and raised waist circumference (WC), 2003 to 2016/2017 combined

Aged 16 and over with valid waist measurements 2003 - 2016/2017 combined
Waist Circumference (WC) 2003 2008/ 2009 combined 2010/ 2011 combined 2012/ 2013 combined 2014/ 2015 combined 2016/ 2017 combined
cm cm cm cm cm cm
Men
Mean WC
Nurse / nurse equivalent 95.3 96.5 96.3 97.4 98.2 98.1
Interviewer n/a n/a n/a 98.1 98.9 98.8
SE of the mean
Nurse / nurse equivalent 0.38 0.58 0.59 0.51 0.54 0.69
Interviewer n/a n/a n/a 0.52 0.55 0.71
% with raised WCa 28 33 32 33 37 38
Women
Mean WC
Nurse / nurse equivalent 86.3 88.3 89.0 89.6 89.5 90.5
Interviewer n/a n/a n/a 93.1 93.0 94.1
SE of the mean
Nurse / nurse equivalent 0.35 0.48 0.47 0.50 0.46 0.60
Interviewer n/a n/a n/a 0.56 0.51 0.67
% with raised WCa 39 45 49 50 52 54
Bases (weighted):
Men 2532 1061 962 1054 1029 873
Women 2679 1134 1010 1092 1076 933
Bases (unweighted):
Men 2356 970 865 970 927 775
Women 2850 1224 1107 1177 1181 1017

a A raised WC is more than 102 cm for men and more than 88 cm for women, using the nurse equivalent measures. These are equivalent to 102.75cm and 91.35 cm using the interviewer measures


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