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Table 1 Characteristics of adult (25–64 years of age) residents of Arba Minch HDSS, Southern Ethiopia

From: Predictive capacity of obesity indices for high blood pressure among southern Ethiopian adult population: a WHO STEPS survey

Variable Total Male Female P-Value
Number of participants 3345 (100%) 1673 (50.01%) 1672 (49.99%)  
 Age (year) 44.59 (11.17) 44.80 (11.07) 44.38 (11.27) 0.283
 Weight (kg) 54.98 (9.26) 58.03 (8.66) 51.93 (8.82) < 0.001
 Height (cm) 159.74 (8.74) 164.58 (7.78) 154.90 (6.75) < 0.001
 WstC (cm) 79.11 (8.24) 78.99 (7.73) 79.23 (8.72) 0.406
 Hip circumference (cm) 88.66 (7.85) 88.26 (7.07) 89.06 (8.53) 0.003
 BMI (Kg/m2) 21.50 (2.95) 21.40 (2.66) 21.61 (3.21) 0.036
 WHpR 0.89 (0.07) 0.90 (0.07) 0.89 (0.07) 0.027
 WHtR 0.50 (0.05) 0.48 (0.05) 0.51 (0.06) < 0.001
 Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 122.38 (19.29) 122.31 (17.70) 122.45 (20.75) 0.837
 Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 76.26 (11.40) 76.29 (11.78) 76.24 (11.01) 0.899
  1. BMI Body mass index, WHpR Waist to hip ratio, WHtR Waist to height ratio, WstC Waist circumference