Table 1

General characteristics of Brazilian adults

Total (%)

Men (%)

Women (%)


    Age group

40-50 years

799 (34.3)

247 (35.8)

552 (33.7)

51-70 years

895 (38.4)

273 (39.4)

622 (37.7)

70 years or more

634 (27.2)

169 (24.4)

464 (28.1)

    Geographic region

North

307 (13.1)

94 (14.0)

210 (12.7)

Northeast

491 (20.9)

139 (20.1)

352 (21.3)

Central-West

338 (14.4)

102 (14.7)

236 (14.3)

Southeast

824 (35.1)

240 (34.6)

584 (35.4)

South

385 (16.4)

115 (16.6)

269 (16.3)

    Socioeconomic Class

A-B (highest)

321(13.8)

111 (16.1)

210 (12.8)

C

753 (32.4)

233 (33.9)

519 (31.4)

D-E (lowest)

1252 (49.4)

344 (49.6)

562 (34.0)

    Nutritional State

Malnutrition

66 (2.9)

16 (2.5)

50 (3.0)

Normality

887 (39.4)

247 (37.1)

640 (40.4)

Overweight

840 (37.3)

281 (42.3)

558 (35.2)

Obesity

459 (20.4)

121 (18.2)

338 (21.3)


Mean (Standard Deviation)

Medeiros Pinheiro et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:39   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-39

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