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Table 2 Female characteristics by site– mean ± SD

From: Cardiovascular risk status of Afro-origin populations across the spectrum of economic development: findings from the Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study

  Ghana South Africa Jamaica Seychelles United States
Sample size 288 267 244 265 245
Age (y) 34.03 ± 6.63 33.07 ± 5.98 34.72 ± 6.18 35.81 ± 6.04 35.00 ± 6.28
Weight (kg) 63.59 ± 13.12 81.97 ± 22.27 78.54 ± 18.58 72.09 ± 17.25 91.71 ± 24.40
Height (cm) 157.96 ± 5.71 160.15 ± 6.30 163.24 ± 6.58 161.37 ± 6.52 164.00 ± 6.20
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 25.50 ± 5.20 31.90 ± 8.18 29.49 ± 6.75 27.64 ± 6.23 34.07 ± 8.83
Waist Circumference (cm) 84.20 ± 12.48 96.90 ± 16.44 91.95 ± 13.80 87.91 ± 12.37 101.88 ± 19.56
Hip Circumference (cm) 100.23 ± 13.26 114.15 ± 15.66 107.90 ± 11.62 104.42 ± 12.40 117.05 ± 16.06
Fat-free Mass (kg) 40.80 ± 5.33 45.19 ± 8.01 46.45 ± 7.11 43.92 ± 7.09 49.57 ± 8.58
Fat Mass (kg) 22.79 ± 8.50 36.77 ± 14.85 32.14 ± 12.09 28.17 ± 11.16 42.27 ± 16.36
%Body Fat 34.82 ± 6.07 43.36 ± 6.63 39.71 ± 6.09 37.81 ± 6.72 44.57 ± 6.53
Plasma Glucose (mg/dL) 99.80 ± 12.47 83.06 ± 28.78 90.91 ± 9.24 95.28 ± 17.95 100.56 ± 35.36
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 110.47 ± 15.17 118.20 ± 18.62 115.25 ± 14.74 112.26 ± 26.54 117.44 ± 16.16
Diastolic Blood pressure (mmHg) 66.18 ± 11.44 76.30 ± 11.78 72.10 ± 11.38 72.70 ± 26.36 79.60 ± 13.21
aMVPA (1-min bouts) 25.9 ± 16.7 22.0 ± 16.3 19.5 ± 15.3 22.9 ± 14.7 15.1 ± 17.7
Education (y) 7.53 ± 4.12 10.05 ± 2.13 10.78 ± 2.02 12.97 ± 2.38 13.82 ± 2.61
Employed (%) 241 (89.59%) 217 (81.89%) 165 (72.05%) 222 (95.28%) 199 (83.61%)
Manual Laborer (%) 231 (89.88%) 207 (89.61%) 130 (68.42%) 47 (25.13%) 65 (29.82%)
  1. a MPVA moderate vigorous physical activity by accelerometer