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Table 4 Prevalence of Central Obesity by sex 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

Characteristics Prevalence (95% CI), %
Men Women p-value
Age    
 20–39 years 41.0 (34.7–47.3) 49.5 (42.5–56.5) 0.0256
 40–59 years 56.9 (52.2–61.6) 73.6 (68.9–78.3) <0.0001
  ≥ 60 years 62.8 (56.3–69.3) 81.3 (73.7–88.9) <0.0001
Education    
 High School or Below 49.0 (41.3–56.6) 66.2 (55.4–76.9) 0.0005
 College or Above 51.5 (46.8–56.2) 63.9 (59.3–68.6) <0.0001
Poverty status    0.0108
 Poor 37.1 (28.5–45.7) 67.6 (55.5–79.7) <0.0001
 Non-poor 52.7 (48.3–57.1) 64.6 (60.2–69.1) 0.0002
Marital Status    
 Never married 57.4 (43.2–71.6) 57.6 (48.4–66.9) 0.99
 Married or living with partner 52.9 (46.9–58.9) 68.2 (63.1–73.2) <0.0001
 Widowed, divorced or separated 54.8 (33.6–76.1) 66.1 (48.7–83.5) 0.17
Length of time in the US    
 Less than 10 years 52.8 (43.3–62.3) 63.4 (53.4–73.3) 0.0483
 10 to 19 years 52.1 (45.1–59.2) 65.4 (60.0–70.8) 0.0012
 20 years or over 52.2 (44.1–60.4) 74.0 (66.1–81.9) 0.0002
 Born in US 46.4 (32.9–60.0) 58.2 (45.7–70.6) 0.08
  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 between men and women across other characteristics groups
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