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Table 2 Bivariate regression models examining the association between body composition parameters and systolic/diastolic blood pressure in urban male and female black South African adults

From: Different adiposity indices and their association with blood pressure and hypertension in middle-aged urban black South African men and women: findings from the AWI-GEN South African Soweto Site

  Male Female
B (95% CI) p value B (95% CI) p value
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)
 Body mass index (kg/m2) 0.91 (0.69;1.14) ≤0.001 0.29 (0.10;0.49) 0.003
 Waist circumference (cm) 0.38 (0.30;0.46) ≤0.001 0.22 (0.13;0.31) ≤0.001
 hole body fat mass (FM) (kg) 0.61 (0.40;0.70) ≤0.001 0.20 (0.03;0.40) 0.02
 Whole body fat free soft tissue mass (FFSTM) (kg) 0.44 (0.27;0.62) ≤0.001 0.28 (0.04;0.53) 0.02
 FM/FFSTM 42.93 (30.26;55.60) ≤0.001 10.61 (−0.10; 21.32) 0.05
 Body fat % 0.85 (0.61;1.10) ≤0.001 0.35 (0.05;0.65) 0.02
 Subcutaneous adipose tissue (cm2) 0.04 (0.03;0.05) ≤0.001 0.02 (0.001;0.03) 0.001
 Visceral adipose tissue (cm2) 0.15 (0.11;0.18) ≤0.001 0.07 (0.03;0.11) 0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)
 Body mass index (kg/m2) 0.60 (0.46;0.74) ≤0.001 0.28 (0.20;0.36) ≤0.001
 Waist Circumference (cm) 0.25 (0.20;0.30) ≤0.001 0.17 (0.13;0.21) ≤0.001
 Whole body fat mass (FM) (kg) 0.39 (0.27;0.50) ≤0.001 0.18 (0.10;0.26) ≤0.001
 Whole body fat free soft tissue mass (FFSTM) (kg) 0.29 (0.18;0.40) ≤0.001 0.21 (0.10;0.32) ≤0.001
 FM/FFSTM 26.72 (18.80;34.63) ≤0.001 9.62 (4.72;14.52) ≤0.001
 Body fat % 0.53 (0.38;0.68) ≤0.001 0.28 (0.14;0.42) ≤0.001
 Subcutaneous adipose tissue (cm2) 0.03 (0.02;0.03) ≤0.001 0.01 (0.007;0.02) ≤0.001
 Visceral adipose tissue (cm2) 0.09 (0.07;0.11) ≤0.001 0.05 (0.03;0.07) ≤0.001