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Table 3 Comparison among normotensive, pre-hypertensive, and hypertensive individuals according to BMI and other cardiometabolic variables in the Al Kharj Study (n = 1019)

From: Prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension and its associated cardioembolic risk factors; a population based cross-sectional study in Alkharj, Saudi Arabia

Variables Normotensive
(n = 743)
Prehypertensive
(n = 559)
Hypertensive
(n = 50)
Total
(n = 1019)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
BMI Group
 Non-obese (<  25 kg/m2) 374 (50.3) 217 (38.9) 10 (20.0) 465 (45.7)
 Overweight (25–29.9 kg/m2) 215 (28.9) 149 (26.7) 9 (18.0) 272 (26.7)
 Class I obese (30–34.9 kg/m2) 104 (14.0) 107 (19.2) 18 (36.0) 169 (16.6)
 Class II & III obese (≥ 35 kg/m2) 50 (6.7) 85 (15.2) 13 (26.0) 112 (11.0)
Cardiometabolic variables
 Cholesterol (≥ 5.6) 79 (10.6) 77 (13.8) 11 (22) 127 (0.12)
 HDL (<  1) 124 (16.7) 120 (21.5) 17 (34.0) 187 (18.1)
 HBA1c (<  5.7%) 568 (76.4) 391 (69.9) 28 (56.0) 743 (72.9)
 5.7–6.4% 153 (20.6) 141 (25.2) 15 (30.0) 231 (22.7)
  ≥ 6.5% 22 (3.0) 27 (4.8) 7 (14.0) 45 (4.4)
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