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Table 1 Background characteristics of 4813 study participants

From: Prevalence of obesity and overweight and its associated factors among registered pensioners in Ghana; a cross sectional studies

  Participants Normal/Underweight Overweight/Obese
Variables All Male Female   
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Weight (Kg) 66.7 (13.2) 65.6 (12.8) 69.3 (14.0) 58.4 (8.1) 76.4 (11.3)
Height (cm) 163.0 (8.4) 165.7 (7.6) 157.2 (7.0) 164.6 (8.0) 161.2 (8.4)
BMI (Kg/m2) 25.2 (5.1) 23.9 (4.3) 28.1 (5.5) 21.5 (2.3) 29.4 (4.0)
Age (years) 67.2 (5.4) 68.0 (5.6) 65.5 (4.4) 68.1 (5.7) 66.2 (4.9)
Blood sugarb (mmol/L) 5.8 (2.8)a 5.7 (2.5)a 6.0 (2.9)a 5.6 (2.2)a 6.2 (2.9)a
Blood Pressure (mmHg)
 Systolic 146 (26) 146 (25) 146 (26) 144 (27) 149 (25)
 Diastolic 79 (16) 79 (16) 79 (16) 77 (16) 81 (16)
Serum Lipids (mmol/L)
 Total Cholesterol 4.90 (1.24) 4.69 (1.24) 5.37 (1.30) 4.74 (1.18) 5.08 (1.29)
 Triglycerides 1.21 (0.68)a 1.17 (0.64)a 1.30 (0.76)a 1.14 (0.62)a 1.30 (0.75)a
 LDL-Cholesterol 2.83 (1.05) 2.67 (1.00) 3.18 (1.1) 2.74 (1.00) 2.92 (1.10)
 HDL-Cholesterol 1.47 (0.34) 1.44 (0.33) 1.54 (0.36) 1.44 (0.33) 1.51 (0.35)
Coronary risk ratio 3.4 (0.9) 3.3 (0.8) 3.6 (0.9) 3.4 (0.8) 3.5 (0.9)
  1. Mean (SD): Mean and standard deviation provided for all variables except (a) where median and interquartile range provided
  2. Median (interquartile range)a is provided if −1.5 ≤ co-efficient of skewness ≥1.5
  3. Blood sugarb; Random blood sugar