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Table 3 Bivariate logistic regression models presenting different body composition parameters as predictors of hypertension in urban black male and female 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
Odds Ratio (95% CI) p value Odds Ratio (95% CI) p value
Body mass index (kg/m2) 1.11 (1.08;1.14) ≤0.001 1.03 (1.01;1.05) 0.003
Waist Circumference (cm) 1.04 (1.03;1.05) ≤0.001 1.02 (1.01;1.03) ≤0.001
Whole body fat mass (FM) (kg) 1.06 (1.04;1.08) ≤0.001 1.02 (1.00;1.04) 0.04
Whole body fat free soft tissue mass (FFSTM) (kg) 1.04 (1.03;1.06) ≤0.001 1.03 (1.00;1.05) 0.03
FM/FFSTM 70.37 (18.47; 268.16) ≤0.001 2.48 (0.86;7.21) 0.09
Body fat % 1.09 (1.06; 1.12) ≤0.001 1.03 (1.00;1.06) 0.06
Subcutaneous adipose tissue (cm2) 1.004 (1.003;1.005) ≤0.001 1.001 (1.000;1.002) 0.03
Visceral adipose tissue (cm2) 1.01 (1.00;1.02) ≤0.001 1.007 (1.003;1.01) 0.001