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Research Article

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Libyan Men and Women

Table 5

Sociodemographic characteristics and anthropometric measurements in Libyan adult population vary by gender.

Demographic and Socio-Economic CharacteristicsTotalMale (M)Female (F)
N (%)N (%)N (%)

Gender401 (100)148 (37)253 (63)

Age
20 – 2978 (19)27 (18)51 (20)
30 – 3983 (21)27 (18)56 (22)
40 – 49115 (29)37 (25)78 (31)
50 – 5950 (12)18 (12)32 (13)
60 – 6575 (19)39 (26)36 (14)

Racial group
Arabic339 (84.6)129 (87.2)210 (83)
Berbers ‘Imazighen’43 (10.7)15 (10.1)28 (11.1)
Toubou19 (4.7)4 (2.7)15 (5.9)

Marital Status
Single (Unmarried)132 (32.9)47 (31.8)85 (33.6)
Married269 (67.1)101 (68.2)168 (66.4)

Level of education:
Low educational level 77 (19.2)32 (21.6)45 (17.8)
Moderate educational level118 (29.4)41 (27.7)77 (30.4)
High educational level 206 (51.4)75 (50.7)131 (51.8)

Monthly Income: “ (LYD)”
Low income < 199995 (24)9 (6)86 (34)
Moderate income 2000–2999135 (34)45 (30)90(36)
High income: 3000–3999171 (42)94 (64)77 (30)

Occupation:
Employed groups ☆311 (77.6)120 (81.1)191 (75.5)
Unemployed groups ☆☆90 (22.4)28 (18.9)62 (24.5)

PhysicalAll participantsMaleFemale
Anthropometric(N= 401)(N= 148)(N= 253)
characteristics“Mean (+/- SD)”“Mean (+/- SD)”“Mean (+/- SD)”

Weight values (kg)82.21 (+/- 17.47)84.66 (+/- 17.50)80.78 (+/- 17.33)

Height values (cm)166.81 (+/- 9.15)172.07 (+/- 7.69)163.75 (+/- 8.54)

BMI values (kg/m2)29.52 (+/- 6.19)28.50 (+/- 5.40)30.12 (+/-6.54)

Visceral Fat Rating (1-12)10.42 (+/- 4.1)10.04 (+/- 3.9)10.65 (+/-4.2)

Body fat %31.57 (+/- 9.42)27.01 (+/- 7.31)34.24 (+/-9.51)

Married: “being married; divorced separated; widowed.”
Low educational level: “no formal schooling; less than a primary school; primary school completed.”
Moderate educational level: “secondary school completed; high school completed.”
High educational level: “college/university completed; postgraduate degree.”
Employed groups: “government employee; nongovernment employee; self-employed; nonpaid & student.” ☆☆Unemployed groups: “housework; retired; unemployed (able to work); and unemployed (unable to work).
Libyan Dinar (LYD) = 1/2 Pound under current exchange rate.