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Table 1.14: True standard errors and 95% confidence intervals for obesity variables

2016
% (p) / Mean Sample size (un-weighted) True standard error 95% confidence interval Design Factor
lower upper
Mean Adult BMI
Men Mean 27.7 1603 0.17 27.3 28.0 1.38
Women Mean 27.7 1980 0.18 27.3 28.0 1.21
BMI 25 and over
Men 25 and over 68 1603 1.5 65.3 71.1 1.33
Women 25 and over 61 1980 1.4 58.3 63.7 1.20
BMI 30 and over
Men 30 and over 29 1603 1.4 25.9 31.4 1.31
Women 30 and over 29 1980 1.3 26.6 31.6 1.19
BMI 40 and over
Men 40 and over 3 1603 0.5 2.0 4.2 1.34
Women 40 and over 4 1980 0.5 3.5 5.5 1.06
Child BMI, within / outwith healthy range
Boys Within healthy range 70 533 2.2 65.5 74.0 1.10
Outwith healthy range 30 533 2.2 26.0 34.5 1.10
Girls Within healthy range 71 542 2.0 66.4 74.3 1.03
Outwith healthy range 29 542 2.0 25.7 33.6 1.03

Table 1.14: - Continued

2016
% (p) / Mean Sample size (un-weighted) True standard error 95% confidence interval Design Factor
lower upper
Child BMI, at risk of overweight (including obese)
Boys At risk of overweight (including obese) 28 533 2.1 24.2 32.6 1.10
Girls At risk of overweight (including obese) 29 542 2.0 25.3 33.2 1.03
Child BMI, at risk of obesity
Boys At risk of obesity 14 533 1.5 11.2 17.1 1.01
Girls At risk of obesity 14 542 1.6 10.8 17.1 1.07

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