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Table 8 Proportion in BMI categories by state, sex and age group, SA and WA, 2006

From: Food consumption habits in two states of Australia, as measured by a Food Frequency Questionnaire

  Underweight/
normal weight
Overweight Obese
  % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI
SA 43.6 38.6-48.7 38.8 34.0-43.8 17.6 14.3-21.5
WA 46.3 41.0-51.8 38.1 33.0-43.4 15.6 12.3-19.6
Male 39.0 32.9-45.4 46.3 40.1-52.5 14.8 11.1-19.5
Female 51.3 47.1-55.5 30.6 26.8-34.6 18.1 15.2-21.4
18-44 53.0 46.4-59.6 33.9 27.9-40.5 13.0 9.2-18.1
45-64 34.5 30.0-39.3 43.0 38.2-48.1 22.4 18.7-26.6
65+ 43.4 37.8-49.1 41.7 36.0-47.5 15.0 11.6-19.2
Persons 45.2 41.4-48.9 38.4 34.8-42.1 16.5 14.0-19.2