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Table 2 Anthropometric measurements of Mothers by Household Food Insecurity Status in Beirut, Lebanon, 2015 (n = 378)

From: Household food insecurity is associated with a higher burden of obesity and risk of dietary inadequacies among mothers in Beirut, Lebanon

  Total Sample (n = 378) Food Secure
(n = 187)
Food Insecure
(n = 191)
 
  Mean ± SD P-valuea
Weight (kg) 70.9 ± 15.9 68.1 ± 13.5 73.7 ± 17.6 0.001
Height (cm) 158.6 ± 7.1 159.7 ± 6.1 157.6 ± 7.9 0.004
Body Mass Index (BMI), n(%)
 Normal Weight 134(35.4) 84(44.9) 50(26.2) 0.000
 Overweight 128(33.9) 63(33.7) 65(34.0)  
 Obese 116(30.7) 40(21.4) 76(39.8)  
Waist Circumference (WC), n(%)
 Normal WC <80 cm) 111(29.4) 66(35.3) 45(23.6) 0.012
 At-Risk WC (≥80 cm) 267(70.6) 121(64.7) 146(76.4)  
  1. aSignificantly different at p-value <0.05; p-value was derived using t-test for continuous variables and chi-square analysis for categorical variables