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Table 2 Distribution of body mass by sex

From: A population-based survey of prevalence of diabetes and correlates in an urban slum community in Nairobi, Kenya

Variable ALL % (n) Male % (n) Female% (n) P value
BMI Kg/m 2  
< 18.5 4.5 (92) 5.8 (61) 3.1 (31) 0.476
18.5 – 25 50.1 (1020) 61.0 (638) 38.5 (382) Ref
>25 -29.9 29.1 (592) 26.1 (273) 32.2 (319) <0.001
≥ 30 16.3 (333) 7.1 (74) 26.1 (259) <0.001
Waist Circ. (cm)  
Elevated 21.5 (437) 2.6 (27) 41.5 (410) <0.001
Normal 78.5 (1595) 97.4 (1017) 58.5 (578)  
Waist Hip Ratio  
High 13.3 (269) 3.2 (33) 24.0 (236) <0.001
Normal 86.7 (1758) 96.8 (1009) 76.0 (749)  
  1. Waist Circumference (Waist Circ): Elevated Male >102 cm; Female > 88 cm.
  2. Waist Hip Ratio High: >0.90 males and 0.80 in females.