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Table 1 Subject characteristics for men and women (n = 1181)

From: Comparison of body mass index and waist circumference as predictors of cardiometabolic health in a population of young Canadian adults

  Men
(n = 358)
Women
(n = 823)
P value
Age (years) 22.8 ± 2.4 22.5 ± 2.4 0.08
Height (cm) 175.9 ± 7.2 163.2 ± 6.5 < 0.001
Weight (kg) 73.1 ± 12.7 59.7 ± 10.7 < 0.001
Body mass index (kg/m2) 23.6 ± 3.5 22.4 ± 3.5 < 0.001
Waist circumference (cm) 80.1 ± 9.1 71.3 ± 7.6 < 0.001
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.0 ± 0.7 4.3 ± 0.8 < 0.001
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 2.2 ± 0.6 2.2 ± 0.6 0.72
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.3 ± 0.3 1.7 ± 0.4 < 0.001
Total cholesterol to HDL ratio 3.2 ± 0.9 2.7 ± 0.6 < 0.001
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.0 ± 0.6 1.0 ± 0.5 0.80
Smokers (%) 10% 5% 0.0023
Modifiable METS 7.9 ± 3.3 7.6 ± 3.01 0.17
Ethnocultural group (%)    
   Caucasian 48% 48% 0.84
   East Asian 31% 36% 0.14
   South Asian 14% 9% 0.005
   Other 7% 8% 0.87
  1. Values shown as mean ± standard deviation for continuous variables. Categorical variables are presented as percentages. P values from Wilcoxon test shown for variables age and TG. Unpaired t-test with unequal variances was used for all other continuous variables. Chi-square test used for categorical variables.