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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Can body mass index, waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and waist-height ratio predict the presence of multiple metabolic risk factors in Chinese subjects?

Characteristics Total Males Females P value
Number of subjects 772 360 412  
Age (years) 49.47 ± 16.53 49.68 ± 16.93 49.30 ± 16.19 0.749
Height (cm) 162.37 ± 10.17 167.91 ± 9.03 157.54 ± 8.51 <0.001
Weight (kg) 64.17 ± 13.24 68.17 ± 13.10 60.67 ± 12.36 <0.001
Waist circumference (cm) 88.90 ± 11.61 89.90 ± 10.78 88.02 ± 12.23 0.024
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.27 ± 4.70 24.04 ± 3.73 24.48 ± 5.39 0.187
Waist to hip ratio 0.96 ± 0.16 0.97 ± 0.13 0.96 ± 0.17 0.437
Waist to height ratio 0.55 ± 0.07 0.54 ± 0.06 0.56 ± 0.08 <0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 128.31 ± 20.29 128.81 ± 18.48 127.87 ± 21.76 0.520
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 83.27 ± 11.81 84.21 ± 11.09 82.45 ± 12.35 0.039
Fasting glucose (mmol/l) 5.69 ± 1.57 5.82 ± 1.90 5.58 ± 1.20 0.040
Triglyceride (mmol/l) 1.53 ± 1.21 1.60 ± 1.26 1.47 ± 1.16 0.142
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.88 ± 1.04 4.81 ± 0.90 4.94 ± 1.16 0.090
  1. All values are means ± SDs.