Table 2

Means (SD) of follow-up duration and numbers of measurements in the groups of weight change patterns

Weight change pattern over 10 yearsFollow-up duration, yearsMeasurements (n)
Urban region
MenSustained loss7.7 (1.9)5.8 (1.6)
Loss-gain8.2 (1.2)5.8 (1.4)
Stable7.9 (1.7)4.9 (1.7)
Gain-loss8.2 (1.2)5.7 (1.4)
Sustained gain7.4 (1.9)5.4 (1.6)
WomenSustained loss7.9 (1.7)6.0 (1.5)
Loss-gain8.2 (1.2)5.9 (1.4)
Stable7.9 (1.6)5.0 (1.7)
Gain-loss8.2 (1.1)5.9 (1.4)
Sustained gain7.5 (1.9)5.6 (1.6)
Rural region
MenSustained loss7.3 (1.7)5.2 (1.6)
Loss-gain7.9 (1.4)6.2 (1.2)
Stable7.1 (1.9)5.2 (1.6)
Gain-loss7.8 (1.4)6.1 (1.3)
Sustained gain7.4 (1.6)5.4 (1.6)
WomenSustained loss7.4 (1.7)5.4 (1.5)
Loss-gain7.9 (1.3)6.1 (1.3)
Stable7.0 (1.8)5.0 (1.6)
Gain-loss7.9 (1.4)6.0 (1.3)
Sustained gain7.3 (1.6)5.1 (1.6)