Table 2

Anthropometric status of study participants subjects included in nutrition survey, Gondar, Ethiopia, 2005
Parameter Total Male Female P-value
(n = 356) (n = 101) (n = 255)
Weight in kilogram
 Mean ± SD 58.9 ± 11.2 65.6 ± 10.5 56.3 ± 10.5 <0.001
 Median (Range) 58.1 (35.0 – 94.7) 65 (42–93.9) 55 (35–94.7)
Height in meter
 Mean ± SD 1.61 ± 0.08 1.69 ± 0.07 1.57 ± 0.06 <0.001
 Median (Range) 1.60 (1.20.0-1.86) 1.70 (1.47-1.86) 1.58 (1.20-1.70)
BMI 
 Mean ± SD 22.8 ± 3.9 22.9 ± 3.5 22.8 ± 4.1 0.8
 Median (range) 22.5 (15.2 – 38.4) 22.7 (16.3-36.2) 22.3 (15.2-38.4)
 <18.5 46 (12.9) 9 (8.9) 37 (14.5)
 18.5-24.9 213 (59.8) 63 (62.4) 150 (58.8)
 25–29.9 76 (21.3) 26 (25.7) 50 (19.6)
 30+ 21 (5.9) 3 (3.0) 18 (7.1)
Hip circumference 
Mean ± SD 97.0 ± 11.6 96.4 ± 10.0 97.3 ± 12.3 0.5
Median (Range) 97.0 (61 – 132) 96.5 (68–125) 98 (61–132)
Waist circumference 
 Mean ± SD 85.7 ± 13.6 88.4 ± 14.7 84.6 ± 13.0 0.01
 Median (Range) 85.0 (52 – 152) 86 (57–152.4) 85 (52–123)
W/H ratio
 Mean ± SD 0.89 ± 0.11 0.92 ± 0.13 0.87 ± 0.11 0.001
 Median (Range) 0.87 (0.62-1.59) 0.91 (0.62-1.54) 0.86 (0.63-1.59)

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Amare et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:752   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-752

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