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Table 2 Waist circumference mean over time among Asian Adults in the United States, 2011–2014 (n = 1288)

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

  Means (95% CI)
  All 2011–2012 2013–2014 p-value
All 87.7 (86.8–88.6) 87.1 (85.8–88.5) 88.2 (87.2–89.2) 0.22
Age
 20–39 years 85.1 (83.8–86.3) 84.0 (82.0–86.1) 86.1 (84.7–87.4) 0.09
 40–59 years 89.2 (88.3–90.2) 89.2 (87.8–90.5) 89.3 (87.9–90.7) 0.90
  ≥ 60 years 90.3 (88.9–91.7) 90.2 (89.1–91.4) 90.4 (87.9–92.9) 0.91
Sex
 Men 90.4 (89.5–91.3) 89.9 (88.6–91.4) 91.0 (89.8–92.2) 0.26
 Women 85.0 (83.9–86.1) 85.5 (83.1–86.0) 85.5 (83.9–87.0) 0.47
Education
 High School or Below 87.4 (85.7–89.0) 88.2 (86.0–90.4) 86.5 (84.0–88.9) 0.37
 College or Above 87.7 (86.8–88.5) 86.8 (85.8–87.8) 88.5 (87.4–89.6) 0.09
Poverty status
 Poor 86.4 (84.2–88.5) 87.0 (83.6–90.3) 85.8 (83.3–88.4) 0.47
 Non-poor 87.8 (87.0–88.6) 87.1 (85.8–88.3) 88.5 (87.6–89.4) 0.11
Marital Status
 Never married 87.4 (85.6–89.3) 87.9 (85.4–90.4) 86.6 (83.8–89.3) 0.65
 Married or living with partner 88.2 (87.2–89.1) 87.3 (86.1–88.5) 88.9 (87.6–90.2) 0.19
 Widowed, divorced or separated 88.8 (85.1–92.5) 87.9 (84.7–91.0) 89.4 (83.9–95.0) 0.63
Length of time in the US
 Less than 10 years 87.6 (85.9–89.3) 86.7 (84.6–88.7) 88.8 (86.4–91.3) 0.20
 10 to 19 years 87.5 (86.0–89.0) 88.0 (86.4–89.6) 87.1 (84.7–89.5) 0.49
 20 years or over 88.6 (87.5–89.7) 87.9 (86.0–89.7) 89.4 (88.0–90.8) 0.23
 Born in US 88.0 (86.0–90.1) 88.0 (85.5–90.6) 88.1 (85.1–91.0) 0.50
  1. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval
  2. Estimated means are age-adjusted by the direct standardization to the 2010 US census population except for age-related characteristics
  3. P-value indicates the significance of differences in waist circumference means over time
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