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Table 2 Age- and sex-specific distribution of mean (95% CI) body mass index (BMI), total physical activity, systolic and diastolic blood pressure among adults in Addis Ababa.

From: Population based prevalence of high blood pressure among adults in Addis Ababa: uncovering a silent epidemic

  Male Female
  Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI
Body-mass-index (BMI, mean kg/m2) by age group
   25–34 21.63 (21.37, 21.85) 22.81 (22.48, 23.14)
   35–44 22.30 (21.99, 22.61) 24.36 (23.98, 24.74)
   45–54 22.72 (22.33, 23.11) 24.59 (24.19, 24.99)
   55–64 22.98 (22.47, 23.49) 24.66 (24.18, 25.14)
   25–64 22.25 (22.08, 22.42) 24.07 (23.87, 24.27)
Total physical activity (MET* minutes per week) by age group
   25–34 8717 (7882, 9553) 5748 (5018, 6477)
   35–44 8098 (7187, 9010) 4927 (4368, 5486)
   45–54 8794 (7608, 9980) 4812 (4249, 6180)
   55–64 5214 (4249, 6180) 2676 (2231, 3121)
   25–64 7967 (7480, 8454) 4709 (4414, 5005)
Systolic blood pressure (SBP, mean mmHg) by age group
   25–34 123.7 (122.5, 124.9) 116.9 (115.5, 118.3)
   35–44 124.7 (123.1, 126.3) 122.4 (120.6, 124.2)
   45–54 131.7 (129.2, 134.1) 130.0 (128.0, 132.0)
   55–64 147.4 (144.0, 150.8) 140.1 (137.4, 142.7)
   25–64 129.4 (128.4, 130.5) 126.2 (125.1, 127.2)
Diastolic blood pressure (DBP, mean mmHg) by age group
   25–34 78.5 (77.4, 79.5) 77.7 (76.7, 78.8)
   35–44 80.6 (79.5, 81.7) 79.4 (78.3, 80.5)
   45–54 83.2 (81.7, 84.7) 81.6 (80.5, 82.7)
   55–64 86.0 (84.3, 87.6) 82.0 (80.5, 83.4)
   25–64 81.2 (80.6, 81.9) 80.0 (79.5, 80.6)
  1. Dec 2006.
  2. *MET = metabolic equivalent; CI: confidence interval