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Table 2 Anthropometric, clinical, and biochemical characteristics according to the socioeconomic class

From: Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and socioeconomic level among public-sector workers in Angola

Class Low Middle Upper middle Upper P
N (%) 154 (25.0) 156 (25.4) 152 (24.7) 153 (24.9) 0.967
Age (years) 48.4 ± 9.7 43.4 ± 10.6 40.3 ± 10.6 45.9 ± 9.7 < 0.001
WC (cm) 77.6 ± 12.7 80.8 ± 13.2 82.9 ± 13.4 87.1 ± 12.2 < 0.001
HC (cm) 90.5 ± 11.0 94.5 ± 10.9 97.2 ± 10.5 100.7 ± 10.2 < 0.001
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 23.9 ± 5.0 25.2 ± 5.4 26.1 ± 5.3 27.6 ± 5.0 < 0.001
SBP (mmHg) 141.7 ± 27.7 136.6 ± 26.7 128.7 ± 22.7 131.7 ± 19.6 < 0.001
DBP (mmHg) 85.0 ± 14.3 83.5 ± 14.9 80.1 ± 13.8 81.8 ± 12.4 < 0.05
SKI (mm) 30.0 ± 9.6 28.0 ± 9.1 24.9 ± 8.1 25.0 ± 8.2 < 0.001
Glucose (mg/dL) 93.4 ± 15.3 93.2 ± 23.3 91.3 ± 15.8 98.1 ± 26.8 < 0.05
TC (mg/dL) 194.4 ± 39.5 186.1 ± 37.4 193.0 ± 39.6 192.4 ± 38.9 0.242
HDL-c (mg/dL) 46.4 ± 11.4 46.4 ± 10.7 47.3 ± 11.0 43.8 ± 10.4 < 0.05
LDL-c (mg/dL) 127.7 ± 41.4 120.1 ± 38.5 126.1 ± 40.9 128.0 ± 39.7 0.273
TG (mg/dL) 101.4 ± 34.9 98.0 ± 38.3 98.1 ± 42.1 103.2±44.2 0.588
  1. N number of individuals, WC waist circumference, HC hip circumference, BMI body mass index, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, SKI Sokolow-Lyon index, TC total cholesterol, TG triglycerides. Data are reported as the mean ± standard deviation.