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Table 2 Exposure to risk factors in the Moluccan-Dutch study population and native Dutch control group

From: Higher self-reported prevalence of hypertension among Moluccan-Dutch than among the general population of the Netherlands: results from a cross-sectional survey

  Men Women
  Moluccan-Dutch (n = 341) Native Dutch (n = 1621) p Moluccan-Dutch (n = 367) Native Dutch (n = 1796) P
BMI categories (%)    0.064    0.183
Underweight (<18) 0.3 0.4   1.6 1.3  
Normal (18–25) 33.4 41.5   46.9 53.0  
Overweight (25–30) 49.0 46.4   35.4 30.5  
Obese 15.0 11.0   12.3 12.8  
Missing 2.3 0.7   3.8 2.5  
Different exercise activities on a weekly basis (%)    0.162    <0.001
0 – 2 20.8 24.9   19.9 21.2  
3 – 5 56.0 54.7   66.8 57.2  
6 – 8 23.5 20.4   13.3 21.7  
Smoking (%)    <0.001    <0.001
Never smoked 24.1 36.2   31.3 38.4  
Past smoker 49.7 41.1   42.5 40.4  
Current smoker       
1 – 10 per day 13.5 10.4   19.9 11.5  
11 – 20 per day 8.8 9.4   4.6 8.1  
>20 per day 1.8 2.8   1.6 1.7  
Missing 0.2 0   0 0  
Alcohol consumptions per week (%)    <0.001    <0.001
Abstainers 34.0 11.2   55.6 24.0  
Habitual (1 – 14) 58.1 66.7   41.1 66.8  
Often (15 – 28) 5.9 16.9   0.3 6.0  
Excessive (>28) 1.5 3.4   0.0 0.6  
Missing 0.6 1.8   3.0 2.6  
People engaging in binge drinking episodes (%)    <0.001    <0.001
Daily 1.5 2.5   0.3 0.4  
Weekly 7.3 13.6   1.1 3.1  
Monthly 38.7 32.7   22.3 11.4  
Never 29.3 39.4   39.8 61.3  
Missing 23.2 11.8   36.5 23.8  
Mental health status (%)    <0.001    0.008
MHI-5 > 80 51.9 64.3   44.1 53.4  
MHI-5 60 - 80 37.8 24.8   38.7 31.7  
MHI-5 < 60 8.2 9.5   12.8 11.9  
Missing 2.1 1.5   4.4 3.0  
  1. MHI-5 = value on the Mental Health Inventory 5-scale. All p-values represent the outcome of a Chi-square test, testing for even distribution between different categories.