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Volume 8: No. 1, January 2011

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Prevalence of Diabetes and Impaired Fasting Glucose in Chinese Adults, China National Nutrition and Health Survey, 2002

BMI Category, kg/m2 20-39 y, % 40-59 y, % ≥60 y, %
<25.0 0.6 2.0 4.9
25.0-29.9 2.3 5.4 11.6
≥30.0 5.4 12.3 16.9
<23.0 0.5 1.0 2.3
23.0-24.9 1.8 3.4 6.3
≥25.0 3.7 10.8 13.0

Figure 1. Prevalence of diabetes by age and BMI category, China National Nutrition and Health Survey, 2002. Standardized by age and sex to the 2000 China census population. All values are significantly higher at P < .01 compared with the same age group of the lower body mass index (BMI) categories.

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Characteristic Region
Rural Urban Large
Cities
All
BMI, %
25 kg/m2 20.1 29.4 37.4 23.2
23 kg/m2 38.0 49.1 56.9 41.8
Age/sex, %
20-39 y
Men 18.1 28.8 37.5 NC
Women 17.4 17.5 22.7 NC
40-59 y
Men 20.9 39.1 47.9 NC
Women 31.4 40.6 49.4 NC
≥60 y
Men 17.5 44.6 48.2 NC
Women 23.7 40.3 53.9 NC

Figure 2. Prevalence of overweight and obesity by region, or by age, sex, and region, China National Nutrition and Health Survey, 2002. Standardized by age and sex to the 2000 China census population. Residents of urban areas are not engaged in farm work and live in large, medium, or small cities or towns. Large cities are Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Jinan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an, Wuhan, and Xiamen. Residents of rural areas are predominately engaged in farm work and live in villages but not in cities or towns. All values for urban areas and large cities are significant at P < .01 compared with rural areas. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; NC, not calculated.

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