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Table 2 Prevalence of overweight/obesity with different athropometric indicators in the studied population

From: The association between anthropometric measures and glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) is different in Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin migrants compared with the general population in Finland: a cross-sectional population-based study

  General population
% (95% CI)
Russian origin
% (95% CI)
Somali origin
% (95% CI)
Kurdish origin
% (95% CI)
N 653 293 184 275
Age ≥ 45 years, % 56.1 (51.6–60.6) 54.7 (48.5–60.7) 30.8 (24.3–38.2) 30.3 (25.5–35.4)
Body mass index (kg/m2)
  < 25 45.3 (40.8–49.9) 42.2 (36.2–48.4) 29.2 (22.7–36.8) 20.5 (16.4–25.2)
 25–29.99 37.9 (33.5–42.4) 39.9 (34.1–46.0) 42.4 (35.0–50.2) 55.2 (49.6–60.6)
  ≥ 30 16.8 (13.6–20.7) 17.9 (13.7–23.1) 28.4 (22.5–35.1) 24.4 (19.9–29.5)
Waist circumference, cm
  < 94 (men)/< 80 (women) 43.5 (39.0–48.0) 45.7 (39.8–51.8) 47.8 (41.2–54.5) 36.1 (31.2–41.3)
 94–102 (men)/80–88 (women) 27.2 (23.3–31.5) 28.9 (23.7–34.8) 26.9 (21.0–33.8) 39.4 (34.1–44.9)
  > 102 (men)/> 88 (women) 29.3 (25.4–33.6) 25.3 (20.6–30.8) 25.3 (19.8–31.7) 24.6 (20.1–29.7)
Waist-to-height ratio
  < 0.50 42.3 (37.9–46.8) 45.4 (39.4–51.4) 38.7 (31.5–46.4) 22.2 (18.0–26.9)
 0.50–0.59 44.0 (39.5–48.7) 41.3 (35.5–47.4) 50.8 (43.0–58.5) 60.0 (54.5–65.3)
  ≥ 0.60 13.7 (11.1–16.7) 13.3 (9.7–17.9) 10.5 (6.7–16.1) 17.8 (13.9–22.6)
Waist-to-hip ratio
  ≥ 0.90 (men)/≥0.85 (women) N/A 41.0 (35.2–47.0) 27.5 (21.1–34.9) 73.5 (68.5–77.9)
  1. 95% CI 95% Confidence Interval