Table 1

Characteristics of Brazilian population according to gender.

Men (n = 693)

Women (n = 1651)

Total (n = 2344)


Age (years)

56 (40–98)a

59 (40–102) *

58 (40–102)

Body Mass Index (kg/m2)

25.8 (14.7–46.1)

25.7 (12.7–51.2)

25.7 (12.7–51.2)

Weight (kg)

72.0 (40–130)

63.7 (30–125) *

66 (30–130)

Height (m)

1.66 (1.40–2.00)

1.57 (1.20–1.83) *

1.60 (1.20–2.00)


a Median (minimum-maximum) *p < 0.001 men vs. women, Mann-Whitney Test.

Pinheiro et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:6   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-6

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