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Baseline characteristics of the 5364 subjects classified by WHO BMI cut-offs. The data presented the baseline characteristics of the 5364 subjects (aged ≥ 25 years) in three BMI classes for men and women. Statistical significances were determined with analysis of variance (ANOVA) for multiple mean comparisons. a*: p < 0.05, a**: p < 0.001 the underweight group (BMI < 18.5 kg/m2) vs. the normal weight group (18.5 kg/m2 BMI ≤ 25 kg/m2); b*: p < 0.05, b**: p < 0.001 the overweight and obesity group (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) vs. the normal weight group (18.5 kg/m2 ≤ BMI < 25 kg/m2). Abbreviations: BMI: body mass index, WC: waist circumference, WHR: waist-to-hip ratio, WHtR: waist-to-height ratio, BF%: body fat percent, SBP: systolic blood pressure, DBP: diastolic blood pressure, TG: triglyceride, TC: total cholesterol, HDL-C: high density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C: low density lipoprotein cholesterol, FPG: fasting plasma glucose, FINS: fasting insulin.

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Hou et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:389   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-389