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Table 4 Anthropometric variables, laboratory markers and hypertension in Mura indigenous individuals. Autazes - Amazonas, Brazil

From: Cardiovascular risk factors with an emphasis on hypertension in the Mura Indians from Amazonia

Variables Hypertension p-values
No (n = 334) Yes (n = 121) Total sample (N = 455)  
N (%) N (%) N (%)
BMI (kg/m2), mean (SD) 25.82 (4.38) 28.94 (5.07) 26.65 (4.77) < 0.001a
Neck circumference < 0.001b
 Normal 151 (45.2) 30 (24.8) 181 (39.8)  
 Increased 183 (54.8) 91 (75.2) 274 (60.2)
Waist circumference    < 0.001b
 Normal 203 (60.8) 31 (25.6) 234 (51.4)  
 Increased 131 (39.2) 90 (74.4) 221 (48.6)
Body fat percentage < 0.001b
 Low 8 (2.4) 4 (3.3) 12 (2.6)  
 Normal 111 (33.2) 17 (14.0) 128 (28.1)
 High 215 (64.4) 100 (82.6) 315 (69.3)
Visceral fat < 0.001b
 Normal 255 (76.3) 58 (47.9) 313 (68.8)  
 High 79 (23.7) 63 (52.1) 142 (31.2)
Conicity index 1.25 (0.07) 1.32 (0.05) 1.27 (0.08) < 0.001a
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 151.5 (99.8) 196.7 (111.3) 163.5 (104.7) < 0.001b
 Desirable 219 (65.6) 51 (42.1) 270 (59.3) < 0.001b
 Borderline 49 (14.7) 29 (24.0) 78 (17.1)
 High 56 (16.8) 37 (30.6) 93 (20.5)
 Very high 10 (3.0) 4 (3.3) 14 (3.1)
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 183.7 (28.6) 197.5 (39.0) 187.4 (32.2) < 0.001a
 Desirable 256 (76.6) 74 (61.2) 330 (72.5) 0.001a
 Borderline 58 (17.4) 27 (22.3) 85 (18.7)
 High 20 (6.0) 20 (16.5) 40 (8.8)
Glycaemia (mg/dL) 68.9 (20.0) 78.5 (30.2) 71.4 (23.5) < 0.001a
 Normal 327 (97.9) 111 (91.7) 438 (96.3) 0.008a
 Decreased glucose tolerance 1 (0.3) 2 (1.7) 3 (0.7)
 Diabetes mellitus 6 (1.8) 8 (6.6) 14 (3.0)
  1. aStudent’s t-test
  2. bPearson’s chi-square test
  3. BMI Body mass index
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