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Table 2 Anthropometric measures and categorization according to cut-offs for the total group according to age, gender and origin groups (row %) (n = 517)

From: Health status of primary school educators in low socio-economic areas in South Africa

  Weight (kg) Height (cm) BMI (kg/m2) WC (cm)
Category n1 Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD % <25 % 25-29 % ≥30 Mean ± SD % M ≤ 102 M > 102
F ≤ 88 F > 88
Gender
Male 196 82 ± 2 170 ± 7 28 ± 5.6 28.0 37.0 35.0 98 ± 14.2 62.0 38.0
Female 321 80 ± 2 159 ± 2 31 ± 7.8 18.0 27.0 55.0 95 ± 15.3 33.0 67.0
p-value   0.126 2 0.001 2 0.001 2 0.001 2 0.001 2 0.001 2
Origin
Rural 329 80 ± 2 163 ± 2 29 ± 7.5 24.9 30.1 44.9 95 ± 14.8 46.2 53.8
Urban 188 82 ± 2 163 ± 8 31 ± 6.4 16.5 33.5 50.0 98 ± 15.0 40.9 59.0
p-value   0.139 3 0.665 3 0.063 3 0.001 2 0.249 3 0.248 2
Age categories
<30 10 69 ± 2 159 ± 6 27 ± 1.5 40.0 40.0 20.0 84 ± 18.0 70.0 30.0
30-49 366 81 ± 2 164 ± 2 30 ± 7.4 24.6 31.9 43.4 96 ± 15.0 48.9 51.1
>50 130 83 ± 2 162 ± 8 32 ± 6.3 13.9 27.7 58.5 99 ± 7.0 30.1 69.2
p-value   0.053 3 0.372 3 0.001 3 0.001 2 0.001 3 0.001 2
Total group 517 81 ± 2 163 ± 2 30 ± 1.2 21.0 31.0 47.0 96 ± 15.0 44.0 56.0
  1. BMI = Body Mass Index, WC = waist circumference, SD = standard deviation.
  2. 1n varies due to missing values.
  3. 2Pearson Chi-squared test.
  4. 3ANOVA; M = males; F = females.