Table 1

Mean anthropometric (standard error) variables by age groups, in urban adult population of Cameroon. Findings of the 2003 Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline Survey

N

Height

Weight

BMI

WC

HC

WHR







Men

15 – 34

2116

170.5 (0.15)

65.5 (0.40)

22.5 (0.11)

75.9 (0.20)

91.4 (0.21)

83.2 (0.20)

35 – 44

558

172.1 (0.48)

74.6 (0.31)

25.1 (0.17)

86.1 (0.72)

97.2 (0.64)

88.5 (0.29)

45 – 54

509

170.8 (0.31)

74.8 (0.37)

25.5 (0.13)

89.0 (0.68)

97.4 (0.67)

91.3 (0.30)

55+

563

168.7 (0.36)

70.1 (0.64)

24.6 (0.19)

87.6 (0.65)

95.0 (0.46)

92.0 (0.35)

Total

3746

170.6 (0.12)

68.3 (0.31)

23.4 (0.09)

80.0 (0.27)

93.3 (0.22)

85.7 (0.18)

Women

15 – 34

3328

161.3 (0.13)

64.1 (0.34)

24.6 (0.13)

78.0 (0.34)

97.6 (0.32)

80.1 (0.29)

35 – 44

1156

162.0 (0.23)

73.4 (0.35)

27.9 (0.17)

87.3 (0.58)

104.9 (0.53)

83.3 (0.33)

45 – 54

631

161.6 (0.25)

75.4 (0.73)

28.9 (0.32)

90.8 (0.75)

106.3 (0.75)

85.9 (0.69)

55+

593

157.5 (0.28)

65.2 (1.02)

26.1 (0.41)

87.7 (1.00)

99.9 (0.99)

88.1 (0.68)

Total

5708

161.3 (0.10)

67.0 (0.28)

25.7 (0.11)

81.7 (0.31)

100.0 (0.27)

81.8 (0.22)


WC (Waist Circumference in cm), HC (Hip Circumference in cm), BMI (Body Mass Index in kg/m2), WHR (Waist Hip Ratio).

Kamadjeu et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:228   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-228

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