Skip to main content

Table 2 Baseline and current body mass index and blood pressure for males and females separately

From: The prevalence of selected non-communicable disease risk factors among HIV patients on anti-retroviral therapy in Bushbuckridge sub-district, Mpumalanga province

 Males (n = 92)P-valueFemales (n = 240)P-value
InitialCurrent InitialCurrent
BMIn (%)n (%) n (%)n (%)0.006
 Underweight11 (12.0)10 (7.5) 31 (12.9)18 (7.5)
 Normal66 (71.7)60 (65)0.590126 (52.5)108 (45.0)
 Overweight12 (13.0)19 (20.7) 48 (20.0)52 (21.7)
 Obesity3 (3.3)3 (3.3) 35 (14.6)62 (25.8)
Blood pressuren (%)n (%)P-valuen (%)n (%)P-value
 Hypotension2 (2.2)0 (0.0) 9 (3.8)4 (1.67)0.038
 Normal66 (71.7)54 (58.7)0.026170 (70.8)159 (66.2)
 Pre-hypertension18 (19.6)23 (25) 41 (17.1)54 (22.5)
 Stage 1 hypertension6 (6.5)8 (8.7) 12 (5.0)21 (8.7)
 Stage 2 hypertension0 (0.0)7 (7.6) 8 (3.3)2 (0.83)