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Table 3 Distribution of findings from biomedical screening

From: Diabetes, HIV and other health determinants associated with absenteeism among formal sector workers in Namibia

Variable Levels n % 95% CI
Risk Factors
Blood Pressure
  Normal (< 140/90 mm/Hg) 5,580 72.8% 71.8-73.8
  Elevated (140/90-153/103 mm/Hg) 1,301 17.0% 16.1-17.8
  High (≥ 154/104 mm/Hg) 767 10.0% 9.3-10.7
BMI
  Underweight (< 18.5) 476 6.2% 5.7-6.7
  Normal (18.5-24.9) 4,160 54.3% 53.1-55.4
  Overweight (25-29.9) 1,851 24.1% 23.2-25.1
  Obese (≥ 30) 1,146 14.9% 14.1-15.7
Waist Circumference
  Normal 6,195 80.8% 79.9-81.7
  Above limit 1,435 18.7% 17.8-19.6
Smoking behaviour
  Smokes 1,346 17.6% 16.7-18.4
  Never smoked 6,186 80.7% 79.8-81.6
Conditions and diseases
Hypertension
  No 6,171 80.5% 79.6-81.4
  Yes 1,277 16.7% 15.8-17.5
Diabetes
  No 6,788 88.5% 87.8-89.3
  Yes 119 1.6% 1.3-1.8
Haemoglobin
  Normal 5,654 73.8% 72.8-74.7
  Anaemia 479 6.2% 5.7-6.8
HIV
  Positive 694 9.1% 8.4-9.7
  Negative 6,057 79.0% 78.1-80.0
Hepatitis B
  Positive 524 6.8% 6.3-7.4
  Negative 5,621 73.3% 72.3-74.3
Syphilis
  Positive 88 1.1% 0.9-1.4
  Negative 6,074 79.2% 78.3-80.1
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