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Table 3 Prevalence of overweight and obesity by age group and gender for FCMS and French reference values [38]

From: Evaluation of Global Health in Master Swimmers Involved in French National Championships

  Females Males
Age FCMS (%) RF (%) FCMS (%) RF (%)
25–29 years     
 Overweight (%) 11.5 13.6 20.0 19.7
 Obesity (%) 3.8 7.2 4.0 5.2
30–39 years     
 Overweight (%) 22.4 20.2 31.3 33.9
 Obesity (%) 6.1 13.7 1.6* 9.3
40–49 years     
 Overweight (%) 16.4 22.1 41.2 40.6
 Obesity (%) 6.6 13.7 7.1 13.4
50–59 years     
 Overweight (%) 28.1 29.2 45.6 45.1
 Obesity (%) 1.8* 16.6 10.5 15.6
60–69 years     
 Overweight (%) 34.6 33.6 54.2 47.5
 Obesity (%) 3.8* 17.7 4.2* 20.9
70–79 years or older     
 Overweight (%) 16.7 35.2 37.5 50.0
 Obesity (%) 33.3 16.8 12.5 17.1
  1. *Significant difference between French master swimmers (FCMS) and reference values (RF) at p < 0.05, according to overweight and obesity (25 ≤ body mass index < 30 kg.m−2 and body mass index ≥30 kg.m−2)