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Table 3 Behavioral and clinical characteristics among patients with TB (n = 221)

From: Cardiometabolic risk factors among patients with tuberculosis attending tuberculosis treatment centers in Nepal

Variables Frequency Percentage
(%)
Anthropometric and Behavioral characteristics
 BMI (kg/m2)
  Too thin for height (< 18.5) 95 43.0
  Normal (18.5–24.9) 99 44.8
  Overweight (24.9–29.9) 22 9.9
  Obese (> 30) 5 2.3
 Tobacco use
  Current 33 14.9
  Past 119 53.8
  Never 69 31.2
 Alcohol use
  Current 24 10.9
  Past 123 55.7
  Never 74 33.5
 Clinical characteristics
 HIV
  Positive 8 3.6
  Negative 213 96.4
 Diabetic mellitusa (≥140 mg/dl)
  Yes 35 15.8
  No 186 84.2
 Diabetes mellitus (≥200 mg/dl)
  Yes 14 6.3
  No 207 93.7
 Hypertension (JNCb)
  Normal 123 55.7
  Pre-hypertension 58 26.2
  Stage I Hypertension 26 11.8
  Stage II Hypertension 3 1.4
  Hypertensive under medication 11 5.0
 Hypertension (AHAc)
  Normal 123 55.7
  Elevated BP 16 7.2
  Stage I Hypertension 42 19.0
  Stage II Hypertension 29 13.1
  Hypertensive under medication 11 5.0
 Family history of Hypertension
  Yes 11 5.0
  No 96 43.4
  Unknown 114 51.6
  1. aincluding prediabetes
  2. bJNC classification
  3. cAHA classification