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Table 2 CVD risk factor parameters by sex (mean ± SD*)

From: Contextual socioeconomic determinants of cardiovascular risk factors in rural south-west China: a multilevel analysis

Variables Male Female All
Height (cm) 162.3 ± 7.4 153.7 ± 6.6 157.9 ± 8.2
Weight (kg) 58.7 ± 8.8 50.6 ± 7.8 54.5 ± 9.2
BMI** (kg/m2) 22.3 ± 3.1 21.4 ± 3.0 21.8 ± 3.0
Waist girth (cm) 76.7 ± 8.2 66.8 ± 8.5 71.6 ± 9.7
Hip girth (cm) 87.0 ± 7.8 85.5 ± 7.9 86.2 ± 7.9
Waist-hip ratio 0.88 ± 0.07 0.78 ± 0.06 0.83± 0.08
Systolic pressure (mmHg) 120 ± 16 117 ± 17 118 ± 16
Diastolic pressure (mmHg) 79 ± 11 76 ± 11 77 ± 11
Fasting blood sugar (mmol/l) 5.5 ± 1.1 5.4 ± 1.0 5.4 ± 1.1
  1. * Standard deviation
  2. ** Body mass index, which has been promulgated by the World Health Organization as the most useful epidemiological measure of obesity.