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Table 1 Sample characteristics by sex (Seychelles, 2013, N = 1240)

From: Validity of silhouette showcards as a measure of body size and obesity in a population in the African region: A practical research tool for general-purpose surveys

  Men (N = 531) Women (N = 709)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age 46.3 (11.1) 45.2 (11.1)
Measured weight (kg) 79.4 (16.6) 76.3 (17.2)
Measured height (cm) 173.5 (6.6) 1613.3 (6.2)
Self-reported silhouettes (1/9) 4 (1.4) 5.2 (1.6)
Measured BMI (kg m−2) 26.4 (5.4) 29.3 (6.4)
Body Fat% (Bio-impedance) 23.2 (8.1) 41.1 (7.9)
Waist circumference (cm) 93 (13) 93.5 (13)
Hip circumference (cm) 102.3 (9.7) 108.7 (11.7)
Waist to height ratio 0.9 (0.1) 0.9 (0.1)
  Prevalence N (%) Prevalence N (%)
BMI (kg m−2)   
Thinness (<18.5) 19 (3.6) 8 (1.1)
Normal (18.5–24.9) 204 (38.4) 172 (24.3)
Overweight (25−29.9) 196 (36.9) 241 (34.0)
Obese (30–60) 112 (21.1) 288 (40.6)
Income (in Seychells Rupees)   
Up to 8000 SR 345 (65.0) 539 (79.0)
More than 8000 SR 186 (35.0) 170 (24.0)
Education   
None or Obligatory 390 (73.4) 474 (66.9)
Polytechnic/University 141 (26.6) 253 (33.1)
  1. Note: Values presented as mean, standard deviation (SD), and prevalence in %