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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants (n (%)). aMean ± Standard Deviation

From: Trends in the prevalence of obesity among young Thai men and associated factors: from 2009 to 2016

Item 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Age (years)a 21.3 ± 1.1 21.4 ± 1.2 21.5 ± 1.1 21.4 ± 1.1 21.5 ± 1.2 21.5 ± 1.2 21.4 ± 1.2 21.4 ± 1.2
Region
 Central 466 (22.8) 867 (30.8) 774 (23.3) 815 (27.7) 1006 (28.4) 836 (23.7) 936 (23.1) 1358 (31.7)
 Northeast 278 (13.6) 439 (15.6) 702 (21.1) 819 (27.8) 675 (19) 811 (23) 714 (17.6) 777 (18.1)
 North 828 (40.5) 1009 (35.8) 1141 (34.4) 1137 (38.6) 1141 (32.2) 896 (25.4) 1189 (29.3) 1023 (23.9)
 South 473 (23.1) 500 (17.8) 703 (21.2) 172 (5.8) 723 (20.4) 990 (28) 1214 (30) 1128 (26.3)
BMI (kg/m2) 21.7 ± 3.1 21.8 ± 3.4 21.8 ± 3.1 22.0 ± 3.4 22.2 ± 3.4 22.3 ± 3.5 22.4 ± 3.8 22.5 ± 3.7
  < 18.5 220 (10.8) 352 (12.5) 353 (10.6) 317 (10.8) 299 (8.4) 321 (9.1) 457 (11.3) 424 (9.9)
 18.5–22.99 1279 (62.5) 1657 (58.9) 2037 (61.4) 1731 (58.8) 2086 (58.8) 2008 (56.8) 2139 (52.8) 2298 (53.6)
 23–24.99 288 (14.1) 362 (12.9) 465 (14.0) 426 (14.5) 563 (15.9) 529 (15) 618 (15.2) 645 (15)
 25–29.99 209 (10.2) 345 (12.3) 379 (11.4) 368 (12.5) 467 (13.2) 514 (14.5) 626 (15.4) 708 (16.5)
  ≥ 30 49 (2.4) 99 (3.5) 86 (2.6) 101 (3.4) 130 (3.7) 161 (4.6) 213 (5.3) 211 (4.9)
Occupation
 Unemployed 480 (23.6) 652 (23.2) 815 (25) 678 (23.3) 814 (23.4) 831 (23.8) 839 (22) 785 (19.6)
 Student 392 (19.3) 560 (19.9) 719 (22) 650 (22.3) 751 (21.6) 763 (21.9) 794 (20.8) 904 (22.5)
 Agriculture 417 (20.5) 506 (18) 610 (18.7) 530 (18.2) 720 (20.7) 708 (20.3) 632 (16.6) 720 (18)
 Employee 195 (9.6) 225 (8) 275 (8.4) 225 (7.7) 277 (8.0) 258 (7.4) 308 (8.1) 318 (7.9)
 Labor 133 (6.5) 190 (6.8) 194 (5.9) 220 (7.6) 259 (7.4) 234 (6.7) 260 (6.8) 304 (7.6)
 Merchant 159 (7.8) 244 (8.7) 260 (8) 232 (8) 327 (9.4) 304 (8.7) 472 (12.4) 496 (12.4)
 Others 259 (12.7) 431 (15.3) 389 (11.9) 378 (13) 331 (9.5) 387 (11.1) 505 (13.3) 484 (12.1)
Education
 Less than primary 18 (0.9) 25 (0.9) 29 (0.9) 16 (0.5) 30 (0.9) 21 (0.6) 22 (0.5) 24 (0.6)
 Primary 437 (21.4) 579 (20.6) 557 (17) 486 (16.6) 571 (16.3) 571 (16.3) 760 (18.9) 726 (17)
 Secondary 1451 (71.1) 1986 (70.8) 2469 (75.5) 2245 (76.8) 2615 (74.7) 2600 (74.0) 2978 (74.0) 3218 (75.5)
 University or higher 135 (6.6) 214 (7.6) 215 (6.6) 178 (6.1) 284 (8.1) 321 (9.1) 264 (6.6) 293 (6.9)