Table 1

Participant characteristic by province, Four Provinces study, China (2008/09)
Guangdong Shanghai Heilongjiang Shanxi
(N = 440) (N = 630) (N = 523) (N = 328)
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
WC (cm)
Not centrally obese1 199 (45.2) 191 (30.3) 146 (27.9) 116 (35.4)
Centrally obese2 241 (54.8) 439 (69.7) 377 (72.0) 212 (64.6)
Education level
None 284 (64.5) 313 (49.7) 242 (46.3) 110 (33.5)
Any 156 (35.5) 317 (50.3) 281 (53.7) 218 (66.5)
Occupation group
Agricultural 360 (81.8) 267 (42.4) 255 (48.8) 166 (50.6)
Non-agricultural 80 (18.9) 363 (57.6) 268 (51.2) 162 (49.4)
Age group
60-69 182 (41.4) 289 (45.9) 216 (41.3) 188 (57.3)
70-79 171 (38.9) 246 (39.0) 209 (40.0) 123 (37.5)
80+ 87 (19.8) 95 (15.1) 98 (18.7) 17 (5.2)
Area of residence
Urban 198 (45.0) 358 (56.8) 279 (53.4) 161 (49.1)
Rural 242 (55.0) 272 (43.2) 244 (46.7) 167 (50.9)
Parity
0 1 (0.23) 5 (0.8) 23 (4.4) 0
1-3 120 (27.3) 482 (76.5) 191 (36.5) 159 (48.5)
4+ 319 (72.5) 143 (22.7) 309 (59.1) 169 (51.5)

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