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Table 3 Distribution of body mass index (BMI) categories, overweight and level of total physical activity among adults in Addis Ababa, December 2006.

From: Population based prevalence of high blood pressure among adults in Addis Ababa: uncovering a silent epidemic

  Male (n = 1535) Female (n = 2175)
  % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
BMI category (kg/m2)
   <18.5 12.8 (11.13, 14.47) 9.4 (8.17, 10.63)
   18.5–24.99 66.9 (64.92, 68.88) 52.9 (50.8, 55.0)
   25.0–29.99 18.2 (16.27, 20.13) 26.9 (25.0, 28.77)
   ≥ 30 2.0 (1.30, 2.70) 10.8 (9.49, 12.11)
Overweight (BMI ≥ 25) by age group
   25–34 14.5 (12.7, 16.2) 25.4 (23.5, 26.2)
   35–44 20.0 (18.0, 22.0) 40.8 (38.7, 42.8)
   45–54 25.3 (23.1, 27.4) 42.0 (39.9, 44.0)
   55–64 26.9 (24.6, 29.1) 43.8 (41.7, 45.8)
   25–64 20.2 (18.1, 22.2) 37.7 (35.6, 39.7)
Abdominal obesity* 12.9 (11.2, 14.5) 64.6 (62.59, 66.61)
Level of total physical activity
   High (vigorous) 51.6 (49.1, 54.1) 36.0 (33.98, 38.02)
   Moderate 31.5 (29.1, 33.8) 32.8 (30.83, 34.77)
   Low (sedentary) 16.9 (15.0, 18.7) 31.2 (29.25, 33.15)
  1. *Abdominal obesity: waist-to-hip ratio > 1 in men, and waist-to-hip ratio > 0.85 in women.
  2. CI: confidence interval