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Table 3 Prevalence and change of Central Obesity 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

  Prevalence (95% CI), %
  All 2011–2012 2013–2014 p-value
All 58.1 (54.6–61.7) 55.3 (50.2–60.4) 60.9 (56.4–65.5) 0.54
Age
 20–39 years 45.4 (39.8–50.9) 39.2 (30.9–47.6) 51.5 (44.4–58.6) 0.0192
 40–59 years 65.7 (62.6–68.7) 66.3 (62.6–70.0) 65.0 (59.9–70.2) 0.67
  ≥ 60 years 73.5 (67.8–79.1) 71.6 (65.0–78.3) 75.0 (65.7–84.4) 0.54
Sex
 Men 51.0 (47.1–54.8) 45.4 (40.0–50.8) 56.6 (52.3–60.9) 0.0095
 Women 64.4 (60.2–68.6) 64.2 (57.8–70.6) 64.6 (59.0–70.1) 0.97
Education
 High School or Below 58.0 (50.7–65.2) 56.1 (48.6–63.7) 58.2 (46.1–70.3) 0.90
 College or Above 58.0 (54.3–61.7) 54.2 (49.0–59.3) 61.7 (57.0–66.3) 0.0476
Poverty status
 Poor 54.1 (46.4–61.7) 55.3 (45.9–64.8) 52.1 (40.6–63.7) 0.61
 Non-poor 59.2 (55.7–62.6) 55.4 (50.0–60.8) 62.4 (58.2–66.7) 0.0468
Marital Status
 Never married 57.9 (49.7–66.1) 59.3 (49.7–68.9) 55.0 (43.6–66.3) 0.59
 Married or living with partner 61.0 (56.5–65.4) 57.7 (51.3–64.1) 63.6 (57.8–69.5) 0.25
 Widowed, divorced or separated 63.2 (47.7–78.7) 64.1 (43.6–84.6) 63.1 (42.1–84.1) 0.99
Length of time in the US
 Less than 10 years 58.6 (50.3–66.8) 54.9 (45.7–64.1) 62.8 (49.6–76.0) 0.51
 10 to 19 years 60.0 (55.3–64.7) 63.2 (56.4–70.1) 57.0 (50.5–63.5) 0.15
 20 years or over 63.7 (58.8–68.6) 60.1 (50.8–69.3) 66.9 (62.3–71.5) 0.10
 Born in US 52.7 (43.5–61.9) 51.7 (41.2–62.2) 53.8 (39.9–67.8) 0.76
  1. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval
  2. Estimated prevalence is 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 the prevalence of central obesity over time
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