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Table 4 Predicted mean (95% CI) number of primary care contacts over a lifetime, by BMI–category and gender

From: Body mass index and lifetime healthcare utilization

Gender BMI–category Mean (95% CI) without survival Mean (95% CI) with survival Mean (%) reduction due to survival
Male Normal weight 193 (185; 201) 167 (160; 173) 26 (13%)
Overweight 211 (202; 221) 185 (178; 193) 26 (12%)
Category I obesity 272 (249; 296) 235 (216; 254) 37 (14%)
Category II/III obesity 406 (348; 464) 338 (289; 387) 68 (17%)
Female Normal weight 236 (229; 244) 210 (204; 216) 26 (11%)
Overweight 281 (270; 293) 253 (244; 264) 28 (10%)
Category I obesity 317 (295; 338) 282 (264; 301) 35 (11%)
Category II/III obesity 450 (364; 535) 380 (310; 450) 70 (16%)
  1. Estimates were adjusted for age, education marital status, geographic region of residence, smoking status and study period. The lifetime utilization was estimates based on participants between 18 and 85 years of age