Table 3

Relationship between different categories of BMI, WC and hypertension after adjusting for age and sex
Categories High SBP vs normal SBP High DBP vs normal DBP High BP vs normal BP
BMI WC N n (%) OR(95% CI) P n (%) OR(95% CI) P n (%) OR(95% CI) P
NW NW 57867 3521 (6.08) 1.00 2509 (4.34) 1.00 4864 (8.41) 1.00
NW OW 2211 248 (11.22) 2.00 (1.75, 2.30) <0.0001 155 (7.01) 1.71 (1.44, 2.02) <0.0001 326 (14.74) 1.91 (1.69, 2.16) <0.0001
NW OB 242 33 (13.64) 2.49 (1.72, 3.61) <0.0001 19 (7.85) 1.98 (1.23, 3.17) <0.0001 42 (17.36) 2.32 (1.66, 3.24) <0.0001
OW NW 4484 524 (11.69) 1.99 (1.80, 2.19) <0.0001 335 (7.47) 1.74 (1.54, 1.96) <0.0001 632 (14.09) 1.76 (1.61,1.92) <0.0001
OW OW 4621 645 (13.96) 2.41 (2.20, 2.63) <0.0001 363 (7.86) 1.95 (1.74, 2.19) <0.0001 773 (16.73) 2.15 (1.98, 2.34) <0.0001
OW OB 1131 190 (16.80) 2.99 (2.55, 3.52) <0.0001 91 (8.05) 2.18 (1.75, 2.72) 0.0046 224 (19.81) 2.66 (2.29, 3.09) <0.0001
OB NW 595 65 (10.92) 1.93 (1.49, 2.51) <0.0001 50 (8.40) 1.82 (1.36, 2.44) <0.0001 81 (13.61) 1.72 (1.36, 2.18) <0.0001
OB OW 2277 368 (16.16) 2.96 (2.63, 3.33) <0.0001 266 (11.68) 2.72 (2.37, 3.11) <0.0001 448 (19.68) 2.64 (2.37, 2.95) <0.0001
OB OB 4511 1163 (25.78) 5.22 (4.84, 5.63) <0.0001 675 (14.96) 3.92 (3.58, 4.30) <0.0001 1363 (30.22 4.66 (4.34, 5.00) <0.0001

N is the total number in the category. n is the number in the category, and% is the proportion in the category with outcome.

Adjusted ORs with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were computed after adjusting for age and sex.

Lu et al.

Lu et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:24   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-24

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