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Table 2 Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

From: Cardiovascular risk factors among Chamorros

  Chamorro Men n = 100(%) Chamorro Women n = 128 (%) Total n = 228 (%)
Body Mass Index (BMI)*    
   BMI 25.0 – 29.9 (Overweight) 36 (36.0%) 35 (27.3%) 71 (31.1%)
   BMI ≥ 30 (Obese) 20 (20.0%) 28 (21.9%) 48 (21.1%)
Physical Activity    
   Moderate exercise for less than 150 min/wk 71 (71.0%) 81 (63.3%) 152 (66.7%)
   Vigorous exercise for less than 60 min/wk 59 (59.0%) 95 (74.2%) 154 (67.4%)
   Moderate exercise for 0 min/wk 44 (44.0%) 39 (30.5%) 83 (36.4%)
   Vigorous exercise for 0 min/wk 56 (56.0%) 93 (72.7%) 149 (65.3%)
   Do not exercise at all (moderate or vigorous) 39 (39.0) 38 (29.7%) 77 (33.8%)
Diet    
   Eat less than 2 servings of fruit/day 53 (53.0%) 55 (43.0%) 108 (47.4%)
   Eat less than 3 servings of vegetable/day 57 (57.0%) 76 (59.4%) 133 (58.3%)
   Eat less than 5 servings of fruit or veg./day 62 (62.0%) 74 (57.8%) 136 (59.6%)
Hypertension (HTN)    
   Told by a health professional they have HTN 35 (35.0%) 62 (48.4%) 97 (42.5%)
   Currently taking medication for HTN 30 (30.0%) 48 (37.5%) 78 (34.2%)
Blood Cholesterol    
   Never checked 39 (39.0%) 23 (18.0%) 62 (27.2%)
   Checked within past 5 years 61 (61.0%) 98 (76.6%) 159 (69.7%)
   Told by a health professional they have high blood cholesterol 31 (31.0%) 52 (40.6%) 83 (36.4%)
Diabetes    
   Diagnosed with diabetes 12 (12.0%) 25 (19.5%) 37 (16.2%)
   Gestational diabetes -- 6 (4.7%) 6 (2.6 %)
Tobacco Use    
   Current smoker ** 19 (19.0%) 16 (12.5%) 35 (15.4%)
   Have tried to quit in the past 12 months 10 (10.0%) 8 (6.3%) 18 (7.9%)
   Current non-smoker*** 59 (59.0%) 91 (71.1%) 150 (65.8%)
Alcohol Consumption    
   Average >1 drink/day 3 (3.0%) 1 (0.8%) 4 (1.8%)
   Average >2 drinks/day 2 (2.0%) 1 (0.8%) 3 (1.3%)
   No drinks in past 30 days 58 (58.0%) 87 (68.0%) 145 (63.6%)
  1. *Body Mass Index (BMI) = weight (lbs)/height (in)2* 703
  2. **Smoker – one who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes (5 packs) in his/her lifetime and who is smoking some days or everyday.
  3. ***Non-smoker – one who has not smoked at least 100 cigarettes (5 packs) in his/her lifetime and is not currently smoking some days or everyday.