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Table 3 Sex-specific values of anthropometric indicators among normotensive and hypertensive individuals (mean ± s.d.)

From: A novel quantitative body shape score for detecting association between obesity and hypertension in China

Characteristics Male Female
Normotension Hypertension Normotension Hypertension
(n = 5277) (n = 1662) (n = 6753) (n = 1480)
BMI(kg/m2) 21.96 ± 2.72 23.71 ± 3.54** 22.05 ± 2.94 24.26 ± 3.90**
WC(cm) 78.01 ± 8.87 84.51 ± 10.69** 75.12 ± 8.87 83.01 ± 10.69**
WHR 0.86 ± 0.06 0.89 ± 0.07** 0.83 ± 0.07 0.87 ± 0.08**
WSR 0.47 ± 0.05 0.51 ± 0.06** 0.48 ± 0.06 0.54 ± 0.07**
Hip 90.88 ± 7.47 94.94 ± 8.56** 90.80 ± 7.62 95.76 ± 9.26**
BSS1 48.11 ± 4.45 51.29 ± 5.55** 48.14 ± 4.60 52.10 ± 5.86**
BSS2 1.09 ± 0.10 1.16 ± 0.12** 1.12 ± 0.11 1.22 ± 0.13**
  1. BMI, body mass index; WC, waist circumference; WHR, waist to hip ratio; WSR, waist to stature ratio; Hip, hip circumference; BSS, body shape score.
  2. **P < 0.001 compared to normotension in the respective group.