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Table 1 Distribution of obesity indices and cardiovascular risk factors

From: Association between obesity indices and cardiovascular risk factors in late adolescence in the Seychelles

  Males (n=195) Females (n=228) P
Anthropometric variables      
Height (cm) 175.0 6.8 162.5 6.7 0.000
Weight (kg) 66.2 12.2 59.8 14.6 0.000
Body mass index (kg/m2) 21.6 3.6 22.7 3.3 0.016
 ≥ 25 13.3   26.7   0.000
 ≥ 30 4.6   10.5   0.000
Waist (cm) 75.9 8.6 75.7 11.2 ns
 ≥ 94 (M); ≥80 (F) 5.6   28.5   0.000
 ≥102 (M); ≥88 (F) 2.1   14.9   0.000
Waist/height ratio 43.3 3.5 46.6 4.6 0.000
 ≥0.50 9.7   26.7   0.000
Waist/hip ratio 0.83 0.07 0.82 0.09 0.017
Fat percent 16.8 6.7 26.8 7.9 0.000
Cardiovascular risk factors      
Daily cigarette smoking 20.0   3.1   0.000
Alcohol on ≥6 days/month 19.5   5.7   0.000
Physical activity >3000 MET-min/wk 64.4   18.4   0.000
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 121.2 11.2 110.5 10.0 0.000
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 67.0 8.1 69.1 8.0 0.008
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.06 0.81 4.23 0.86 0.031
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 2.28 0.74 2.56 0.81 0.000
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.46 0.43 1.36 0.39 0.011
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 0.69 0.28 0.69 0.28 ns
Glucose (mmol/l) 5.24 0.58 4.96 0.58 0.000
Uric acid (mmol/l) 0.33 0.08 0.24 0.70 0.000
  1. P values are indicated in italic.