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Table 1 Characteristics of the Barbados National Salt study population (2012–2013). Unless indicated otherwise, the figures in parentheses are 95% confidence intervals

From: Sodium and potassium excretion in an adult Caribbean population of African descent with a high burden of cardiovascular disease

  Women (n = 203) Men (n = 161) Overall (N = 364)
Number (%) by age (years)
 25–44 90 (46.0) 76 (49.1) 16 (47.8)
 45–64 113 (54.0) 85 (50.9) 198 (52.2)
Number (%) by education
  < Tertiarya 127 (77.9) 99 (76.3) 226 (77.2)
 Tertiarya 76 (22.1) 62 (23.7) 138 (22.8)
Anthropometry
 Mean BMI (Kg/m2) 30.3 (29.0, 31.6) 27.1 (26.0, 28.2) 28.7 (27.9, 29.6)
 Mean waist circ (cm) 94.7 (91.9, 97.4) 92.4 (89.7, 95.1) 93.6 (91.9, 95.2)
 % overweight (BMI ≥ 25) 73.9 (64.1, 81.8) 57.9 (47.2, 67.9) 66.0 (58.4, 72.9)
 % obese (BMI ≥ 30) 46.4 (38.4, 54.6) 25.3 (19.0, 32.8) 36.0 (30.8, 41.5)
Blood pressure
 Systolic BP (mm Hg) 124.4 (121.6, 127.2) 130.5 (127.4, 133.7) 127.3 (125.3, 129.4)
 Diastolic BP (mm Hg) 78.1 (76.1, 80.0) 79.5 (77.1, 81.8) 78.7 (77.3, 80.2)
 % reported hypertension 25.8 (17.8, 36.0) 14.4 (9.6, 21.0) 20.4 (15.5, 26.3)
 % total hypertension 35.5 (27.5, 44.4) 32.7 (23.2, 43.8) 34.1 (27.7, 41.2)
Glucose
 Fasting (mmol/l) 5.5 (5.2, 5.8) 5.4 (5.2, 5.6) 5.4 (5.3, 5.6)
 % reported diabetes 9.9 (5.7, 16.5) 9.0 (5.0, 15.6) 9.4 (6.6, 13.3)
 % all diabetes 15.1 (9.8, 22.5) 10.9 (6.1, 18.7) 13.1 (9.6, 17.6)
  1. aTertiary refers to all post-secondary school education, including technical and vocational training as well as university course
  2. Percentages are weighted to compensate for unequal probabilities of selection (selecting one individual from household) and for non-response