Table 2

Association between BMI and/or WC and blood pressure, HOMA and blood lipids adjusted by age and sex
βcoefficient (95 % CI)a
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) HOMA Total cholesterol (mg/dl) HDL (mg/dl) LDL (mg/dl)
BMI only in the model
BMI (kg/m2) 0.7 0.7 0.14 1.4 −0.7 1.0
(0.6 to 0.9) (0.5 to 0.8) (0.12 to 0.16) (0.9 to 1.9) (−0.8 to −0.5) (0.5 to 1.5)
RBMI2b 0.058 0.109 0.156 0.025 0.068 0.016
WC only in the model
WC (cm) 0.3 0.2 0.06 0.5 −0.3 0.4
(0.2 to 0.3) (0.2 to 0.3) (0.05 to 0.06) (0.3 to 0.8) (−0.4 to −0.2) (0.2 to 0.6)
RWC2c 0.049 0.098 0.156 0.025 0.081 0.016
BMI and WC included in the model
BMI (kg/m2) 0.7 0.5 0.07 0.7 −0.002 0.5
(0.3 to 1.0) (0.3 to 0.8) (0.02 to 0.12) (−0.6 to 2.0) (−0.4 to 0.4) (−0.7 to 1.7)
RBMI2b 0.009 0.012 0.007 0.001 0 0
WC (cm) 0.03 0,1 0.03 0.3 −0.3 0.2
(−0.1 to 0.2) (−0.05 to 0.2) (0.01 to 0.05) (−0.2 to 0.8) (−0.4 to −0.1) (−0.3 to 0.7)
RWC2c 0 0.001 0.007 0.001 0.013 0.001

a The statistical analysis excluded triglycerides in this table because there was a significant interaction of measures of obesity and sex on triglycerides.

b RBMI2 proportion of variation explained by BMI.

c RWC2 proportion of variation explained by WC.

Lara et al.

Lara et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:638   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-638

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