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Table 1 Distribution of cardiovascular disease risk factors of study subjects by gender

From: Prevalence and clustering of cardiovascular disease risk factors in rural Nepalese population aged 40–80 years

Risk factors Both sexes Men Women P value
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Average cigar per day 1.98 (5.2) 2.2 (5.7) 1.8 (4.7) 0.478
Standard drinks of alcohol/day 0.8 (2.5) 1.6 (3.5) 0.09 (0.64) < 0.001
Fruit/vegetable (servings/day)a 4.0 (2.0) 4 (1.0) 4 (2.0) 0.101
Metabolic equivalent - minute/week a 3360.0 (3576.0) 3150.0 (3600.0) 3600.0 (3525.0) 0.121
Body Mass Index (Kg/m2) 25.9 (4.2) 25.9 (3.4) 25.9 (4.6) 0.996
Waist circumference (cm) 88.8 (11.7) 91.9 (9.9) 86.3 (12.3) < 0.001
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 124.5 (18.7) 126.8 (18.7) 122.6 (18.4) 0.039
Diastolic Blood pressure (mmHg) 79.9 (10.8) 81.6 (11.6) 78.5 (9.9) 0.008
Fasting Blood Sugar (mg/dl) 92.8 (34.1) 91.7 (23.8) 93.6 (40.5) 0.61
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 165.1 (34.9) 170.6 (34.4) 160.7 (34.8) 0.009
Triglyceride (mg/dl) 129.9 (69.2) 138.7 (76.6) 119.2 (61.4) 0.009
High-density Lipoprotein (mg/dl) 53.2 (12.5) 53 (12.3) 53.3 (12.7) 0.8
Low-density Lipoprotein (mg/dl) 86.3 (33.6) 89.8 (33.5) 83.4 (33.5) 0.03
  1. amedian Interquartile range, SD Standard Deviation