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Table 1 Demographic and anthropometric characteristics of the participants in Golestan Cohort Study, Iran.

From: Obesity and hypertension in an Iranian cohort study; Iranian women experience higher rates of obesity and hypertension than American women

Demographic/Anthropometric Characteristics Men (N = 3,787) Women (N = 5,212)
Age (years)   53.7 (53.4–54.0) 52.2 (52.0 – 52.5)
Rural   41.7% 43.0%
Smoking Current Use 33.2% 2.2%
  Ever Used 47.0% 2.6%
Alcohol Consumption Current Use 7.2% 0.1%
  Ever Used 17.8% 0.1%
BMI (kg/m2)   25.8 (25.6–26.1) 28.6 (28.3–28.8)
BMI Categories Obesity (BMI = 30 kg/m2) 17.0% 36.7%
  Overweight (25 = BMI <30 kg/m2) 38.0% 33.1%
  Normal weight (18.5 = BMI<25 kg/m2) 40.3% 26.8%
  Underweight (BMI <18.5 kg/m2) 4.8% 3.5%
Waist Circumference (cm)   96.0 (95.6–96.4) 98.0(97.3–98.7)
Waist-to-Hip Ratio   0.96 (0.95–0.96) 0.96(0.95–0.97)