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Table 2 Prevalence of obesity among young Thai men 2009–2016 (%). aTotal prevalence of obesity calculated by applying direct standardized method with reference regions population in survey years

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 P for trend
Region
 Central 2.8 3.8 3 2.9 3.6 4.5 6 4.9 0.0005
 Northeast 1.1 2.5 1.4 1.5 2.1 3.1 2.5 3.3 0.0045
 North 3.3 3.6 2.8 5.3 5.5 6.8 7.7 8.7 0.0000
 South 1.3 3.8 3 2.9 2.4 3.7 3.9 2.6 0.2611
Occupation
 Unemployed 2.5 5.3 2.3 2.6 4.3 5.9 4 6.7 0.0050
 Student 2.9 4.2 3.6 4.2 3.1 3.8 7 5.4 0.0000
 Agriculture 1.9 2.1 1.3 2.7 2.3 3.5 3.5 3.1 0.0042
 Employee 2.6 2.5 2.1 2.8 2.9 4.3 5.4 5.1 0.5800
 Labor 1.5 3.1 3.3 2.7 5.1 4.3 2.9 2.5 0.0114
 Merchant 3 5.8 4.1 3.2 7.7 7.7 10 6.3 0.0201
 Others 2.7 4.4 3.6 6.1 5.1 5.9 6.1 7.2 0.0024
Education
 Less than primary 0 0 0 6.3 3.3 4.8 0 0 0.7239
 Primary 2.3 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.3 3.2 3.9 4.7 0.0009
 Secondary 2.6 3.5 2.6 3.4 3.9 4.9 5.4 4.8 0.0000
 University or higher 0.7 7 2.8 5.6 4.6 4.4 7.2 7.5 0.0184
Totala 2.2 3.4 2.5 2.9 3.4 4.4 5.0 4.8 0.0000