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Table 4 Mean body mass index, percent body fat and waist circumference of women by physical activity levels

From: Predictors of overweight and obesity in adult women in Nairobi Province, Kenya

  Mean BMI (SD) Mean% body fat (SD) Mean WC (SD)
Mean 27.9 (5.3) 39.5 (7.6) 86.9 (13.5)
PAL P <0.001c P = 0.004b 0.040a
High 27.0 (5.1) 38.6 (7.1) 85.4 (12.9)
Moderate 28.4 (5.6) 39.5 (7.3) 88.6 (13.8)
Low 29.9 (4.9) 42.1 (8.5) 89.6 (14.1)
Sedentary time P = 0.014a P = 0.126 P = 0.137
< 5 hours/day 27.2 (5.4) 39.5 (7.5) 86.5 (13.7)
5-10 27.7 (5.1) 38.8 (7.5) 85.9 (13.2)
>10 29.4 (5.1) 41.1 (7.9) 89.7 (13.4)
  1. BMI = body mass index; WC = waist circumference; SD = standard deviation; PAL = physical activity level.
  2. a Significant differences at p <0.05; b Significant differences at p <0.01; c Significant differences at p <0.001.