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Table 1 Characteristics of Asian Adults by Central Obesity Status in the United States, 2011–2014 (n = 1288)

From: Prevalence and change of central obesity among US Asian adults: NHANES 2011–2014

Characteristics N Means or proportions (95% CI)
All Central Obesity Non-Central Obesity p-value
Age (means), years 1288 44.8 (43.2–46.5) 48.4 (46.8–50.0) 39.8 (37.9–41.7) <0.0001
Age group, % 1288     
 20–39 496 42.1 (37.1–47.1) 32.6 (27.7–37.4) 55.7 (49.9–61.5)  
 40–59 484 37.5 (33.9–41.1) 42.0 (38.6–45.4) 31.2 (26.4–36.0)  
  ≥ 60 308 20.4 (17.0–23.8) 25.5 (21.5–29.5) 13.1 (9.7–16.5) <0.0001
Sex, % 1288     
 Men 636 47.0 (45.2–48.8) 40.9 (38.6–43.1) 55.7 (52.5–59.0)  
 Women 652 53.0 (51.2–54.8) 59.1 (56.9–61.4) 44.3 (41.0–47.5) <0.0001
Education, % 1288     
 High School or Below 366 26.1 (20.7–31.6) 28.1 (21.3–35.0) 23.3 (18.1–28.5)  
 College or Above 922 73.9 (68.4–79.3) 71.9 (65.0–78.7) 76.7 (71.5–81.9) 0.09
Poverty status, % 1164     
 Poor 169 86.6 (83.1–90.1) 87.6 (83.9–91.3) 85.3 (80.9–89.6)  
 Non-poor 995 13.4 (9.9–16.9) 12.4 (8.7–16.1) 14.7 (10.4–19.1) 0.26
Marital Status, % 1287     
 Never married 253 20.5 (16.2–24.8) 14.0 (10.7–17.2) 29.8 (23.5–36.1)  
 Married or living with partner 899 69.4 (65.0–73.8) 73.6 (69.2–77.9) 63.5 (57.3–69.8)  
 Widowed, divorced or separated 135 10.1 (8.4–11.7) 12.5 (9.9–15.0) 6.6 (4.1–9.2) 0.0005
Length of time in the US, % 1282     
 Less than 10 years 304 24.5 (19.0–29.9) 22.1 (16.4–27.7) 27.9 (20.1–35.7)  
 10 years to 19 years 293 23.0 (20.1–25.8) 23.7 (20.0–27.4) 21.9 (18.4–25.4)  
 20 years or over 496 37.2 (32.7–41.7) 41.9 (36.9–46.8) 30.6 (26.1–35.2)  
 Born in US 189 15.3 (12.3–18.4) 12.3 (8.7–16.0) 19.6 (15.4–23.8) 0.003
  1. Abbreviation: CI confidence interval, N sample size
  2. P-value indicates the significance of differences in the means or the proportions of characteristics across central obesity groups
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