Table 3

Mean (Standard error) anthropometric measures, by body mass index obesity categories in adult men and women of Cameroon. Findings of the 2003 Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline Survey

N

Weight

WC

HC

WHR

BMI


Men

Underweight

338

50.8 (0.73)

69.2 (0.60)

82.8 (0.67)

0.83 (0.010)

17.8 (0.09)

Normal Weight

2244

64.8 (0.28)

76.5 (0.18)

90.9 (0.30)

0.84 (0.002)

22.1 (0.13)

Overweight

880

78.5 (0.50)

87.9 (0.70)

99.7 (0.42)

0.88 (0.004)

26.8 (0.07)

Obese

284

94.6 (0.80)

103.0 (0.55)

110.5 (0.45)

0.93 (0.004)

33.7 (0.32)

WHR < 0.90

2791

66.1 (0.91)

76.5 (0.58)

92.4 (0.72)

0.82 (0.001)

22.6 (0.35)

WHR ≥ 0.90

1216

76.2 (1.02)

92.7 (0.73)

96.6 (0.81)

0.96 (0.004)

26.3 (0.38)

Women

Underweight

401

46.0 (0.50)

67.4 (0.64)

84.9 (0.28)

0.79 (0.008)

17.6 (0.14)

Normal Weight

2436

58.0 (0.31)

74.5 (0.35)

93.4 (0.30)

0.80 (0.001)

22.2 (0.16)

Overweight

1655

70.7 (0.31)

84.6 (0.39)

103.3 (0.33)

0.82 (0.003)

27.2 (0.05)

Obese

1216

90.0 (0.60)

99.2 (0.43)

115.8 (0.53)

0.86 (0.006)

34.8 (0.13)

WHR < 0.85

3792

64.6 (1.03)

77.5 (0.77)

99.3 (0.90)

0.78 (0.002)

24.7 (0.42)

WHR ≥ 0.85

2212

72.5 (1.23)

92.6 (0.84)

101.6 (0.77)

0.91 (0.005)

28.0 (0.50)


WC (Waist Circumference in cm), HC (Hip Circumference in cm), BMI (Body Mass Index in kg/m2), WHR (Waist Hip Ratio), SE (Standard Error). BMI Categories: Normal Weight (BMI<25 Kg/m2), Overweight (BMI 25–29.9 Kg/m2), Obese (BMI≥30 Kg/m2)

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

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