Table 2: Descriptive statistics of 2015-2016 panel: pooled sample above 67 years.

VariablesDescriptionObs.Mean(SD)

Weight2016Weight in kg with light clothing and no shoes measured in the 2016 wave84174(14.2)
Height2016Height in centimeters without shoes measured in the 2016 wave841165(9.0)
BMI201684127(4.8)
Weight2015Weight in kg with light clothing and no shoes measured in the 2015 wave84174(14.1)
Height2015Height in centimeters without shoes measured in the 2015 wave841165(9.0)
BMI201584127(4.7)
BMI_PER8410.18%(8.6%)
BMI25_20151 = BMI ≥ 25; 0 = BMI < 2584165%(48.0%)
BMI30_20151 = BMI ≥ 30; 0 = BMI < 3084123%(42.0%)
BMI35_20151 = BMI ≥ 35; 0 = BMI < 358417%(25.0%)
Age2015Age in years84175(4.4)
Females20151 = females; 0 = males84153%(50.0%)
GET_PENSION20161 = get pension; 0 = otherwise84138%(68.0%)
INCPENS2016 > 0Household’s annual gross monetary income from pensions in NIS for the household32286,023(91,832.0)