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Table 3 Anthropometric data (means and standard deviation) and cut-off levels for body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and waist/hip ratio.

From: Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome in middle-aged men and women in Gothenburg, Sweden

Variable Men
born in 1953
50 years old
n = 595
Women
born in 1953
50 years old
n = 667
Men
born in 1943
60 years old
n = 655
Height (cm) 179 (7) 166 (7) 178 (7)
Weight (kg) 85.6 (13.3) 70.5 (13.0) 86.3 (12.9)
BMI (kg/m2) 26.6 (3.7) 25.6 (4.5) 27.1 (3.7)
Waist (cm) 94.5 (9.9) 83.1 (11.4) 97.0 (10.0)
Hip (cm) 101.3 (6.6) 99.7 (9.1) 102.0 (6.5)
Waist/hip ratio 0.93 (0.06) 0.83 (0.07) 0.95 (0.06)
BMI ≥ 25 (%) 63.4 45.9 71.6
BMI ≥ 30 (%) 15.3 15.1 16.6
Waist ≥ 80 cm (%) 95.1 56.1 98.2
Waist ≥ 88 cm (%) 76.6 29.8 84.0
Waist ≥ 94 cm (%) 51.3 16.5 60.5
Waist ≥ 102 cm (%) 21.7 7.2 29.8
Waist/hip ratio >0.85 (%) 91.9 37.6 95.9
Waist/hip ratio >0.90 (%) 72.6 15.0 78.8