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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics for anthropometric and blood pressure data

From: Hypertension prevalence and influence of basal metabolic rate on blood pressure among adult students in Bangladesh

Measure Total (n = 184) Female (n = 118) Male (n = 66)
Age (years) 20.0 ± 0.8 (18–23) 19.8 ± 0.6 (18–21) 20.4 ± 1.0 (18–23)**
Height (cm) 159.1 ± 8.8 154.2 ± 5.4 168.0 ± 6.6**
Body mass (kg) 56.8 ± 11.7 52.5 ± 9.5 64.5 ± 11.2**
Sum of skinfolds (mm) 63.9 ± 24.6 82.3 ± 25.6 45.6 ± 22.4**
Body fat (%) 19.8 ± 0.6 28.1 ± 6.3 20.2 ± 5.5**
Fat-free mass (kg) 42.2 ± 8.4 37.3 ± 4.1 51.1 ± 6.8**
Fat mass (kg) 14.6 ± 5.9 15.2 ± 6.0 13.5 ± 5.6*
BMI (kg/m2) 22.3 ± 3.7 22.1 ± 3.7 22.8 ± 3.6
SBP (mm Hg) 110 ± 15 (80–160) 105 ± 13 (80–140) 121 ± 13 (90–160)**
DBP (mm Hg) 71 ± 8 (60–100) 68 ± 7 (60–90) 76 ± 8 (60–100)**
PP (mm Hg) 39 ± 9 (20–60) 36 ± 8 (20–60) 44 ± 8 (30–60)**
Smoking status
 Yes 15 0 15**
 No 169 118 51
Place of residence
 Urban 125 80 45
 Rural 59 38 21
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SD. Ranges for some variables are presented within first bracket. ** P < 0.001 and * P < 0.05 when compared the mean value with female. P-values are obtained from independent samples t-test