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Table 2 Categories of participants by body mass index (BMI) and hypertension prevalence

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

Measure Total n (%) Female n (%) Male n (%)
Body mass index category
 Underweight 27 (14.7) 18 (15.5) 9 (13.6)
 Normal 121 (65.7) 79 (66.8) 42 (63.7)
 Overweight 29 (15.8) 17 (14.4) 12 (18.2)
 Obese 7 (3.8) 4 (3.4) 3 (4.5)
Blood pressure category
 Normal 113 (61.4) 92 (78.0) 21(32.8)*
 Prehypertensive 59 (32.1) 22 (18.6) 37 (56.1)*
 Hypertensive 12 (6.5) 4 (3.4) 8 (12.1)*
  1. BMI (kg/m2) was categorized as underweight (BMI <18.5), normal (BMI <25), overweight (BMI 25–29.9) and obese (BMI ≥ 30) according to WHO (2000). Blood pressure (mm Hg) was categorized as normal (SBP < 120; DBP < 80), Prehypertensive (SBP 120–139; DBP 80–89) and Hypertensive (SBP ≥ 140; DBP ≥ 90) according to Chobanian et al. [6]. * P < 0.001 when compared with female. P-values are obtained from independent samples t-test