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Table 4 Age specific and age standardized prevalence of central obesity based on Waist circumference (WC) and Waist hip ratio (WHR)

From: Prevalence of obesity in a rural Asian Indian (Bangladeshi) population and its determinants

Variables Age specific (year) prevalence, % Age Standardized prevalence, % (95 % CI)
  20-30 (n = 548) 31-40 (n = 702) 41-50 (n = 562) ≥51 (n = 481) 20-80 years
Central Obesity by WC (cm)
Total (M ≥90 & F ≥80) 34.9 46.3 41.6 33.9 39.8 (37.9, 41.7)
Male (≥90 cm) 16.4 28.9 29.9 19.9 24.3 (21.4, 27.1)
Female (≥80 cm) 42.8 54.9 49.4 45.8 48.7 (46.2, 51.3)b
Central Obesity by WHR
Total (M ≥0.90 & F ≥0.80) 66.6 73.1 73.8 72.6a 71.6 (69.8, 73.4)
Male (≥0.90) 43.6 64.7 63.4 60.6a 58.4 (55.2, 61.8)
Female (≥0.80) 76.5 77.2 80.8 82.7a 79.1 (76.9, 81.1)b
  1. Values are presented as % (number) or (95 % confidence interval) as indicated. Age adjustment was based on 2001 census of Bangladesh
  2. CI, confidence interval
  3. aχ2 trend = P < 0.05 Central Obesity based on WC and WHR, bP < 0.05 between male and female same group