Table 1
Means for adiposity measures, by body mass index (BMI) category and sex, household population aged 20 to 69 years, Canada, 1981 and 2007-2009

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Table 1
Means for adiposity measures, by body mass index (BMI) category and sex, household population aged 20 to 69 years, Canada, 1981 and 2007-2009
Table summary
This table displays the results of means for adiposity measures. This information is grouped by men, women, 1981 et 2007-2009(appearing as column headers), calculated using mean and 95% confidence interval as units of measure.
  Men Women
1981 2007-2009 1981 2007-2009
Mean 95% confidence interval Mean 95% confidence interval Mean 95% confidence interval Mean 95% confidence interval
from to from to from to from to
Total  
Body mass index (kg/m2) 25.5 25.3 25.6 27.6Note * 27.2 28.0 24.1 23.9 24.4 26.8Note * 26.0 27.6
Waist circumference (cm) 89.4 88.9 89.9 95.9Note * 94.6 97.3 76.3 75.8 76.8 86.9Note * 84.7 89.1
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.93Note * 0.92 0.94 0.77 0.77 0.78 0.83Note * 0.82 0.84
Waist-to-height ratio 0.51 0.51 0.52 0.55Note * 0.54 0.55 0.48 0.47 0.48 0.54Note * 0.52 0.55
Normal weight (BMI 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2)  
Body mass index (kg/m2) 22.7 22.6 22.8 22.9 22.6 23.1 21.9 21.8 22.0 22.1Note * 22.0 22.3
Waist circumference (cm) 82.2 81.8 82.6 82.5 81.6 83.4 71.4 71.1 71.8 75.7Note * 74.8 76.7
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.87 0.86 0.87 0.87 0.86 0.87 0.75 0.75 0.76 0.79Note * 0.78 0.80
Waist-to-height ratio 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.48 0.44 0.44 0.45 0.46Note * 0.46 0.47
Overweight (BMI 25.0 to 29.9 kg/m2)  
Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.1 27.0 27.2 27.5Note * 27.2 27.7 26.9 26.8 27.1 27.4Note * 27.1 27.6
Waist circumference (cm) 93.8 93.3 94.2 96.1Note * 95.1 97.1 82.5 81.9 83.2 89.2Note * 88.1 90.4
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.92 0.92 0.93 0.93Note * 0.93 0.94 0.80 0.79 0.80 0.85Note * 0.84 0.86
Waist-to-height ratio 0.54 0.54 0.54 0.55 0.54 0.55 0.52 0.52 0.52 0.55Note * 0.54 0.56
Obese class I (BMI 30.0 to 34.9 kg/m2)  
Body mass index (kg/m2) 31.5 31.3 31.7 32.0Note * 31.7 32.3 32.0 31.8 32.3 32.2 31.9 32.5
Waist circumference (cm) 104.2 103.3 105.2 108.0Note * 106.6 109.4 93.5 92.0 95.0 100.7Note * 99.2 102.2
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.96 0.95 0.97 0.99Note * 0.98 1.00 0.84 0.82 0.85 0.89Note * 0.87 0.90
Waist-to-height ratio 0.60 0.60 0.61 0.62Note * 0.61 0.63 0.59 0.58 0.60 0.62Note * 0.61 0.63
Obese class II/III (BMI 35.0 kg/m2 or more)  
Body mass index (kg/m2) 37.6 36.2 39.1 39.6Note * 38.5 40.7 38.5 37.5 39.5 39.5 38.9 40.0
Waist circumference (cm) 115.9 112.3 119.5 126.5Note * 123.6 129.4 104.1 101.5 106.7 113.5Note * 112.2 114.8
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.97 0.95 1.00 1.03Note * 1.01 1.04 0.85 0.80 0.89 0.89 0.88 0.89
Waist-to-height ratio 0.67 0.66 0.69 0.72Note * 0.70 0.74 0.66 0.64 0.67 0.71Note * 0.70 0.72
* significantly different from 1981 (p<0.05)
Note: 1981 estimates were age-standardized to 2007-2009 population.
Sources: 1981 Canada Fitness Survey; 2007-2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey.