Table 3: Descriptive statistics of 2015-2016 panel: pooled sample above 62 years.

VariablesDescriptionObs.Mean(SD)

Weight2016Weight in kg with light clothing and no shoes measured in the 2016 wave1,30575(14.5)
Height2016Height in centimeters without shoes measured in the 2016 wave1,305166(9.0)
BMI20161,30527(4.7)
Weight2015Weight in kg with light clothing and no shoes measured in the 2015 wave1,30575(14.3)
Height2015Height in meters without shoes measured in the 2015 wave1,305166(9.0)
BMI20151,30527(4.6)
BMI_PER1,3050.28%(8.6%)
BMI25_20151 = BMI ≥ 25; 0 = BMI < 251,30566%(48.0%)
BMI30_20151 = BMI ≥ 30; 0 = BMI < 301,30523%(42.0%)
BMI35_20151 = BMI ≥ 35; 0 = BMI < 351,3056%(25.0%)
Age2015Age in years1,30571(5.9)
Females20151 = females; 0 = males1,30552%(50.0%)
GET_PENSION20161 = get pension; 0 = otherwise1,30536%(48.0%)
INCPENS2016 > 0Household’s annual gross monetary income from pensions in NIS for the household46484,933(95,758.0)

Note. The sample includes 841 (1,305) individuals for whom both BMI2016 and BMI2015 are available, and with age restriction above 67 years old (above 62 years old), participating in the 2015-2016 longitudinal survey carried out by the Israeli CBS. The lower age bound is based on the retirement age from the workforce, which is 67 years old for males and 62 years for females. NIS is the local Israeli currency, where 1 NIS roughly equals $0.25. Standard deviations are given in parentheses.