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Table 5 Age specific and age adjusted mean of Waist circumference (WC) and Waist hip ratio (WHR), by sex

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

Variables Age specific (year) means, 95 % CI Age adjusted
  20-30 (n = 548) 31-40 (n = 702) 41-50 (n = 562) ≥51 (n = 481) Mean (95 % CI)
Central Obesity by WC (cm)
Total (M ≥90 & F ≥80) 79.2 (78.4, 80.1) 81.8 (81.6, 82.6) 81.0 (80.1, 81.8) 79.5 (78.4, 80.4)a 80.5 (80.1, 80.9)
Male (≥90 cm) 80.0 (78.4, 81.5) 83.1 (81.9, 84.3) 82.8 (81.4, 84.1) 80.8 (79.4, 82.2) 81.8 (81.1, 82.5)
Female (≥80 cm) 78.9 (77.9, 79.9) 81.2 (80.2, 82.2) 79.8 (78.7, 80.9) 78.2 (76.8, 79.7)a 79.7 (79.2, 80.3)b
Central Obesity by WHR
Total (M ≥0.90 & F ≥0.80) 0.86 (0.85, 0.87) 0.88 (0.86, 0.89) 0.89 (0.88, 0.90) 0.89 (0.88, 0.90)a 0.88 (0.87, 0.89)
Male (≥0.90) 0.89 (0.87, 0.90) 0.91 (0.90, 0.92) 0.92 (0.91, 0.93) 0.91 (0.90, 0.92) 0.91 (0.90, 0.93)
Female (≥0.80) 0.85 (0.84, 0.86) 0.86 (0.85, 0.87) 0.87 (0.86, 0.88) 0.87 (0.86, 0.88)a 0.86 (0.85, 0.87)b
  1. Values are presented as mean (95 % confidence interval). Age adjustment was based on 2001 census of Bangladesh
  2. CI, confidence interval. aP < 0.05 between age group: bP < 0.05 between male and female in same group