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Table 3 Estimation of the obese population burden by applying the prevalence rates to Maltese population data by age and gender

From: The diabesity health economic crisis—the size of the crisis in a European island state following a cross-sectional study

Maltese Population
Age Total Maltese Population by agea Obese BMI (CI)
 25–34 62,180 15,968 (14,127–17,951)
 35–44 56,575 18,523 (16,644–20,497)
 45–54 55,113 22,315 (20,386–24,299)
 55–64 59,268 25,260 (23,239–27,328)
Total 233,136 82,066 (74,397–90,076)
Age Male Maltese Population by agea Obese BMI (CI)
 25–34 32,359 9,569 (8,187–11,076)
 35–44 29,143 12,310 (10,914–13,750)
 45–54 27,728 12,611 (11,172–14,078)
 55–64 29,585 11,730 (10,349–13,171)
Total 155,996 46,220 (40,621–52,075)
Age Female Maltese Population by agea Obese BMI (CI)
 25–34 29,821 6,423 (5,272–7,747)
 35–44 27,432 5,914 (4,792–7,212)
 45–54 27,385 9,881 (8,615–11,222)
 55–64 29,683 13,568 (12,111–15,052)
Total 114,321 35,786 (30,791 - 41,234)
  1. CI - 95% Confidence intervals
  2. a2013 Malta Demographic Report