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Table 3 Comparison of prevalence of the cardiovascular risk factors among the homeless and the general Czech population, (%)

From: Higher prevalence of smoking and lower BMI, waist circumference, cholesterol and triacylglyceride levels in Prague's homeless compared to a majority of the Czech population

Cardiovascular risk factors Homeless population General Czech pop. p value
  men n = 162 women n = 24 men n = 1408 women n = 543  
BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 41 33 75 60 < 0.001
Abdominal obesity, men (WC > 102 cm) 6   31   < 0.001*
Abdominal obesity, women (WC > 88 cm)   21   31 n.s.*
Total cholesterol ≥ 5 mmol/l 33 38 80 72 < 0.001
Triacylglycerides ≥ 1.7 mmol/l 15 0 48 23 < 0.001
Active smokers 93 83 38 35 < 0.001
  1. p values hold after the adjustment for age and sex
  2. *Abdominal obesity was evaluated for each sex separately because of different cut-off points.
  3. In this case, p values are age adjusted only.