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Table 3 Mean (Standard error) anthropometric measures, by body mass index obesity categories in adult men and women 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 Weight WC HC WHR BMI
Men       
Underweight 338 50.8 (0.73) 69.2 (0.60) 82.8 (0.67) 0.83 (0.010) 17.8 (0.09)
Normal Weight 2244 64.8 (0.28) 76.5 (0.18) 90.9 (0.30) 0.84 (0.002) 22.1 (0.13)
Overweight 880 78.5 (0.50) 87.9 (0.70) 99.7 (0.42) 0.88 (0.004) 26.8 (0.07)
Obese 284 94.6 (0.80) 103.0 (0.55) 110.5 (0.45) 0.93 (0.004) 33.7 (0.32)
WHR < 0.90 2791 66.1 (0.91) 76.5 (0.58) 92.4 (0.72) 0.82 (0.001) 22.6 (0.35)
WHR ≥ 0.90 1216 76.2 (1.02) 92.7 (0.73) 96.6 (0.81) 0.96 (0.004) 26.3 (0.38)
Women       
Underweight 401 46.0 (0.50) 67.4 (0.64) 84.9 (0.28) 0.79 (0.008) 17.6 (0.14)
Normal Weight 2436 58.0 (0.31) 74.5 (0.35) 93.4 (0.30) 0.80 (0.001) 22.2 (0.16)
Overweight 1655 70.7 (0.31) 84.6 (0.39) 103.3 (0.33) 0.82 (0.003) 27.2 (0.05)
Obese 1216 90.0 (0.60) 99.2 (0.43) 115.8 (0.53) 0.86 (0.006) 34.8 (0.13)
WHR < 0.85 3792 64.6 (1.03) 77.5 (0.77) 99.3 (0.90) 0.78 (0.002) 24.7 (0.42)
WHR ≥ 0.85 2212 72.5 (1.23) 92.6 (0.84) 101.6 (0.77) 0.91 (0.005) 28.0 (0.50)
  1. WC (Waist Circumference in cm), HC (Hip Circumference in cm), BMI (Body Mass Index in kg/m2), WHR (Waist Hip Ratio), SE (Standard Error). BMI Categories: Normal Weight (BMI<25 Kg/m2), Overweight (BMI 25–29.9 Kg/m2), Obese (BMI≥30 Kg/m2)