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Table 1 Mean anthropometric (standard error) variables by age groups, in urban adult population of Cameroon. Findings of the 2003 Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline Survey

From: Anthropometry measures and prevalence of obesity in the urban adult population of Cameroon: an update from the Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline Survey

  N Height Weight BMI WC HC WHR
Men        
15 – 34 2116 170.5 (0.15) 65.5 (0.40) 22.5 (0.11) 75.9 (0.20) 91.4 (0.21) 83.2 (0.20)
35 – 44 558 172.1 (0.48) 74.6 (0.31) 25.1 (0.17) 86.1 (0.72) 97.2 (0.64) 88.5 (0.29)
45 – 54 509 170.8 (0.31) 74.8 (0.37) 25.5 (0.13) 89.0 (0.68) 97.4 (0.67) 91.3 (0.30)
55+ 563 168.7 (0.36) 70.1 (0.64) 24.6 (0.19) 87.6 (0.65) 95.0 (0.46) 92.0 (0.35)
Total 3746 170.6 (0.12) 68.3 (0.31) 23.4 (0.09) 80.0 (0.27) 93.3 (0.22) 85.7 (0.18)
Women        
15 – 34 3328 161.3 (0.13) 64.1 (0.34) 24.6 (0.13) 78.0 (0.34) 97.6 (0.32) 80.1 (0.29)
35 – 44 1156 162.0 (0.23) 73.4 (0.35) 27.9 (0.17) 87.3 (0.58) 104.9 (0.53) 83.3 (0.33)
45 – 54 631 161.6 (0.25) 75.4 (0.73) 28.9 (0.32) 90.8 (0.75) 106.3 (0.75) 85.9 (0.69)
55+ 593 157.5 (0.28) 65.2 (1.02) 26.1 (0.41) 87.7 (1.00) 99.9 (0.99) 88.1 (0.68)
Total 5708 161.3 (0.10) 67.0 (0.28) 25.7 (0.11) 81.7 (0.31) 100.0 (0.27) 81.8 (0.22)
  1. WC (Waist Circumference in cm), HC (Hip Circumference in cm), BMI (Body Mass Index in kg/m2), WHR (Waist Hip Ratio).