Table 2 : Number of normal weight, overweight and obese patients, according to the etiology of hyperprolactinemia.


  Total (n=138) Macroprolactinoma (n=46) Microprolactinoma (n=27) Other causes (n=65)

Normal weight 48 (34.8%) 15 (30%) 11 (40%) 19 (30%)
Overweight 42 (30.4%) 9 (20%) 8 (30%) 25 (37.9%)
Obesity – class I 24 (17.4%) 9 (20%) 5 (20%) 13 (20%)
Obesity – class II 16 (11.6%) 7 (16%) 2 (6.7%) 7 (10.6%)
Obesity – class III 8 (5.8%) 6 (14%) 1 (3.3%) 1 (1.5%)
Overweight + obesity 65.2% 70% 60% 70%

BMI = body mass index.
Normal weight: BMI 19.0-24.9; overweight: BMI 25-29.9; obesity – class I: BMI 30-34.9; obesity – class II: BMI 35-39.9;
obesity – class III: BMI > 40

Oliveira et al.Research Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism  2013 1:2DOI : 10.7243/2053-3640-1-2