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Table 2 Distribution of obesity indices, blood pressure, glucose, and lipoproteins among University of Crete medical students

From: Overweight and obesity in relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors among medical students in Crete, Greece

  Men Women  
  N % N % p-value1
BMI (kg/m2)      
   < 20.0 30 5.7 83 18.0 <0.001
   20.1–24.9 289 54.8 271 58.7  
   25.0–29.9 181 34.4 92 19.9  
   ≥ 30.0 27 5.1 16 3.4  
WC (cm)      
   < 90 (♂) – < 80 (♀) 355 67.4 361 78.1 <0.001
   ≥ 90 (♂) – ≥ 80 (♀) 172 32.6 101 21.9  
WHpR (cm/cm)      
   < 0.9 (♂) – < 0.8 (♀) 369 70.0 321 69.5 NS2
   ≥ 0.9 (♂) – ≥ 0.8 (♀) 158 30.0 141 30.5  
WHtR (cm/m)      
   < 50.0 329 62.4 403 87.2 <0.001
   ≥ 50.0 198 37.6 59 12.8  
Blood pressure (mmHg)      
   < 130/85 272 51.6 295 63.9 <0.001
   ≥ 130/85 – < 140/90 185 35.1 136 29.4  
   ≥ 140/90 70 13.3 31 6.7  
BG (mmol/l)      
   < 6.1 404 98.1 344 99.4 NS
   ≥ 6.1 8 1.9 2 0.6  
TC (mmol/l)      
   < 5.2 390 74.0 352 76.2 NS
   5.2–6.1 109 20.6 90 19.5  
   ≥ 6.2 28 5.4 20 4.3  
TG (mmol/l)      
   < 1.5 482 91.4 453 98.0 <0.001
   ≥ 1.5 45 8.6 9 2.0  
HDL-C (mmol/l)      
   < 0.9 76 14.4 21 4.6 <0.001
   ≥ 0.9 451 85.6 441 95.4  
LDL-C (mmol/l)      
   < 3.4 365 69.2 352 76.2 NS
   3.4–4.0 111 21.1 79 17.1  
   ≥ 4.1 52 9.7 31 6.7  
TC:HDL-C      
   < 4 298 56.5 370 80.1 <0.001
   ≥ 4 229 43.5 92 19.9  
  1. 1 Chi-square test (Fisher's exact test where appropriate) for differences between the genders.2 Not significant.