Table 4

Anthropometric and biological characteristics of the subjects and prevalence of CVD risk factors

All (n = 200)

Men (n = 100)

Women (n = 100)

P*


Biological variables**

BMI (kg/m2)

25.7 (5.6)

23.4 (4.4)

28.1 (5.8)

<0.001

WC (cm)

87.8 (13.3)

84.4 (12.7)

92.1 (13.1)

<0.001

TG (mmol/l)

0.8 (0.4)

0.9 (0.4)

0.7 (0.3)

0.005

HDL-chol (mmol/l)

1.3 (0.3)

1.2 (0.3)

1.3 (0.4)

0.002

SBP (mmHg)

124.4 (21.7)

121.9 (19.0)

126.9 (24.0)

0.103

DBP (mmHg)

73.8 (12.9)

72.0 (11.7)

75.5 (13.8)

0.054

FPG (mmol/l)

4.6 (0.6)

4.6 (0.6)

4.6 (0.5)

0.785

Prevalence of CVD risk factor***

Overall obesity

18 (13.1–23.6)

8 (3.7–14.4)

28 (19.9–37.2)

<0.001

Abdominal obesity

32.5 (23.6–39.2)

11 (5.9–18.1)

54 (44.3–63.5)

<0.001

Hypertension

23 (17.5–29.1)

20 (13–28.5)

26 (18.1–35.1)

0.401

Hypertriglyceridemia

2 (1.0–4.6)

3 (0.7–7.7)

1 (0–4.6)

0.621

Low HDL cholesterol

13 (8.8–18.1)

10 (5.1–16.9)

16 (9.7–21.0)

0.293

Diabetes

0.5 (0.0–2.3)

1 (0–4.6)

0


* For difference between sex groups (t-test or χ2-test).

**Values are expressed as mean (standard deviation)

*** Values are expressed as prevalence (95% CI)

Sodjinou et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:84   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-84

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