Table 6

Age-adjusted odds ratio of waist-to-height ratio ≥0.5 for cardiovascular risk factors by sex
Waist-to-height ratio ≥0.5
Men Women
OR (CI 95%) p-value OR (CI 95%) p-value
Age (1 year) 1.08 (1.07-1.09) <0.001 1.10 (1.10-1.11) <0.001
Diabetes 2.72 (2.04-3.62) <0.001 2.73 (2.16-3.44) <0.001
Hypertension 2.94 (2.52-3.43) <0.001 3.02 (2.66-3.42) <0.001
Hypercholesterolemia 1.81 (1.58-2.08) <0.001 1.36 (1.23-1.51) <0.001
Coronary risk (1 percentage point) 1.27 (1.22-1.32) <0.001 1.68 (1.59-1.77) <0.001

Reference value: Waist-to-height ratio <0.5. Model adjusted for age.

Prevalence of hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia was considered if the participant had been 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.

Félix-Redondo et al.

Félix-Redondo et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:542   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-542

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