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Table 5 Predicted mean (with 95% confidence intervals) number of secondary 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 92 (82; 103) 77 (69; 86) 15 (16%)
Overweight 101 (91; 112) 88 (79; 98) 13 (13%)
Category I obesity 115 (94; 136) 99 (81; 117) 16 (14%)
Category II/III obesity 166 (112; 219) 137 (94; 180) 29 (17%)
Female Normal weight 103 (94; 113) 91 (84; 98) 12 (12%)
Overweight 119 (105; 133) 106 (94; 117) 13 (11%)
Category I obesity 119 (101; 136) 106 (91; 121) 13 (11%)
Category II/III obesity 136 (101; 171) 115 (87; 144) 21 (15%)
  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