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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the study subjects

From: Cut off values of waist circumference & associated cardiovascular risk in egyptians

  NT men (n = 311) HT men (n = 670) NT women (n = 443) HT women (n = 889)
Age (years)a 46.5 ± 13.7 55.1 ± 13.1 42 ± 11.4 53.9 ± 11.6
WC (cm)a 88 ± 14.2 95 ± 14.4 89.6 ± 14.7 95.7 ± 15.9
BMI (kg/m2)a 25.9 ± 5 28.4 ± 6.1 29.2 ± 6.7 31.7 ± 7.5
SES (%)     
Low 41.8 36.4 45.8 44.8
Mid 49.5 52.3 46 46.2
High 8.7 11.3 8.1 9
Geographic region (%)     
Urban 71.1 73.6 70.4 73.1
Rural 28.9 26.4 29.6 26.9
Risk factors (%)     
DM 7.7 26.9 8.5 24.2
LVH 5.9 19.2 3.1 16.2
Decreased HDL-cholesterol 51.2 52.1 70.6 69.8
Elevated LDL-cholesterol 28.5 36.1 35.8 47.3
Elevated TG 29.3 46.1 24.8 39
  1. a The values are represented as means ± SD
  2. Metabolic risk factors were defined according to the IDF criteria (9). Elevated TG ≥ 150 mg/dL; reduced HDL-cholesterol < 40 mg/dL for men and < 50 mg/dL for women; elevated LDL-cholesterol ≥ 130 mg/dL; DM when fasting blood glucose ≥ 126 mg/dL or postprandial blood glucose ≥ 200 mg/dL; LVH when LVMI > 125 gm/m2 in men and > 110 gm/m2 in women.