Table 5

Age-adjusted odds ratio of suboptimal waist circumference and abdominal obesity for cardiovascular risk factors by sex
Waist circumference
≥94 and <102 in men, and ≥80 and <88 in women ≥102 in men, and ≥88 in women
Men Women Men Women
OR (CI 95%) p-value OR (CI 95%) p-value OR (CI 95%) p-value OR (CI 95%) p-value
Age (1 year) 1.03 (1.03-1.04) <0.001 1.05 (1.04-1.06) <0.001 1.05 (1.05-1.06) <0.001 1.10 (1.10-1.11) <0.001
Diabetes 1.54 (1.32-1.79) <0.001 1.36 (1.04-1.80) <0.001 2.48 (2.17-2.85) <0.001 3.86 (3.09-4.89) <0.001
Hypertension 1.78 (1.60-1.97) <0.001 1.45 (1.26-1.66) <0.001 3.51 (3.18-3.88) <0.001 3.61 (3.21-4.07) <0.001
Hypercholesterolemia 1.42 (1.29-1.56) <0.001 1.22 (1.08-1.37) <0.001 1.50 (1.37-1.65) <0.001 1.30 (1.17-1.44) <0.001
Coronary risk (1 percentage point) 1.10 (1.07-1.12) <0.001 1.34 (1.27-1.42) <0.001 1.17 (1.15-1.19) <0.001 1.71 (1.62-1.79) <0.001

Prevalence of hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia was considered if the participant has been already diagnosed, was treated for these disorders or presented with systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mmHg, glycaemia ≥ 126 mg/dl or total cholesterol ≥240 mg/dl, respectively.

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