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Table 2 Prevalence of obesity for the women in 1995 and 2007, by demographic, socio-economic and behavioural factors

From: Socioeconomic inequality and obesity prevalence trends in luxembourg, 1995–2007

   1995 2007
N Average BMI (SD) Overweight Obese N Average BMI (SD) Overweight Obese
Total   5117 25.1 (4.4) 37.3 14.3 7768 25.5 (4.6) 36.4 17.8
Women
All   2649 24.4 (4.6) 28.9 13.6 3947 25.1 (5.0) 29.3 17.7
Age groups 16-24 180 23.0 (4.2) 15.7 9.8 469 22.0 (3.4) 15.4 4.8
25-34 582 23.1 (4.6) 19.7 10.1 678 23.7 (3.8) 22.8 11.2
35-44 527 23.9 (5.0) 23.7 12.7 859 24.9 (5.2) 23.4 16.1
45-54 404 25.0 (4.2) 32.8 14.7 717 25.8 (5.2) 29.9 21.9
55-64 362 26.0 (4.0) 40.9 19.7 471 26.3 (4.6) 38.1 21.7
65+ 592 25.1 (4.8) 36.6 14.6 754 27.2 (5.8) 44.4 27.0
Nationality Luxembourgers 1912 24.4 (4.7) 29.6 13.9 2462 25.2 (5.7) 30.2 18.5
Portuguese 223 24.7 (4.1) 29.9 13.3 462 25.9 (4.1) 27.3 23.5
French 101 23.2 (3.7) 31.5 5.6 191 22.8 (2.7) 20.1 6.4
German 51 24.3 (5.1) 30.3 15.2 105 25.0 (4.5) 21.5 18.7
Others 359 24.3 (4.6) 23.8 14.2 726 24.8 (4.4) 31.0 14.1
Marital status Single 565 23.2 (4.8) 18.7 11.5 948 23.1 (4.4) 19.8 9.5
Married 1457 24.5 (4.4) 31.5 12.7 2271 25.5 (4.8) 30.9 19.0
Divorced/separated 171 24.2 (4.8) 28.0 12.1 325 25.7 (5.1) 27.5 22.3
Widowed 454 25.6 (4.8) 33.8 19.7 403 27.1 (5.7) 43.8 26.1
Educational level Primary 1491 25.3 (4.6) 33.5 18.6 1235 26.8 (5.4) 36.6 25.2
Secondary 866 23.5 (4.4) 23.9 8.6 1901 24.8 (5.0) 27.2 16.9
Tertiary 284 22.2 (4.2) 20.0 2.8 788 23.4 (3.6) 23.5 7.7
Profession Managers and Intellectual professions 175 22.7 (4.6) 26.4 3.3 382 24.2 (4.1) 30.0 10.8
Intermediate Professions 207 22.7 (5.0) 18.5 6.8 462 23.6 (4.7) 18.2 11.4
Employed 268 23.0 (4.4) 14.0 9.6 500 23.9 (4.3) 26.9 10.2
Agricultural workers/Craftsmen/Workers/No profession 1997 24.9 (4.5) 32.2 15.8 2603 25.8 (5.2) 31.6 21.3
Place of residence Centre- North 295 24.1 (5.2) 27.3 13.0 461 25.0 (5.4) 28.5 14.7
Centre- South 1277 24.4 (4.4) 30.1 13.3 1933 25.3 (4.9) 29.1 19.0
East 285 24.9 (5.1) 25.4 19.5 402 25.4 (4.7) 29.5 20.2
North 73 24.2 (3.8) 30.3 10.8 225 25.1 (5.1) 33.4 15.9
West 198 24.7 (4.9) 28.7 15.7 249 25.4 (5.4) 24.3 22.3
Luxembourg-city 518 24.1 (4.6) 28.6 11.1 677 24.5 (4.7) 30.5 13.5
Physical activity Yes 782 23.2 (4.2) 21.0 9.5 1973 24.0 (4.5) 25.1 11.6
No 1847 24.9 (4.7) 32.0 15.3 1974 26.2 (5.1) 33.5 23.8
Diet Balanced 2264 24.3 (4.4) 29.3 12.4 3479 25.1 (4.9) 29.6 17.3
Unbalanced 300 25.0 (5.6) 28.6 19.8 403 25.6 (5.5) 26.9 21.7
  No know 80 25.4 (6.1) 18.9 26.7 57 25.3 (4.5) 26.3 19.3