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Table 2 Prevalence (%) of hypertension and explanatory variables by ethnicity and sex

From: Hypertriglyceridemic waist may explain ethnic differences in hypertension among patients with type 2 diabetes in Sweden

  Women P value Men P value
Assyrian/Syrian Swedes Assyrian/Syrian Swedes
n = 89 n = 101   n = 84 n = 80  
Variables
Totals 56.1 80.0 0.007* 59.1 74.0 0.065
Body mass index
Normal <25 12.0 10.0 0.050 14.0 16.0 0.475
Overweight 25.0–29.9 23.0 44.0   37.0 45.0  
Obese ≥30 65.0 46.0   49.0 39.0  
Abdominal obesity
Women (>88 cm) 93.5 88.5 0.383    
Men (102 cm)     53.7 62.8 0.295
Alcohol consumption
High 0.0 0.0 <0.0001 6.0 7.2 0.271
Moderate 18.0 84.0   69.0 78.3  
Low 82.0 16.0   25.0 14.5  
Medication (yes) 81.1 82.3 0.876 77.8 75.9 0.828
Elevated total cholesterol
(≥4.5 mmol/L) 65.2 70.0 0.582 53.5 61.0 0.380
Elevated HbA1c (>6%) 50.0 56.0 0.522 46.5 33.3 0.112
Elevated triglycerides
(≥1.7 mmol/L) 41.0 74.0 <0.0001 38.0 56.5 0.028*
HyperTG waist
Low WC + low TG 34.8 21.0 0.094 5.0 2.1 0.091
Low WC + high TG 10.9 16.1   2.5 8.5  
High WC + low TG 43.4 35.5   57.5 34.1  
High WC + high TG 10.9 27.4   35.0 55.3  
  1. * Statistically non-significant after correction for multiple statistical testing (<=0.007).
  2. †Low WC = ♂ ≤ 102 ♀ ≤ 88; Low TG = < 2.0; High WC = ♂ >102 ♀ >88 WC; High TG = ≥ 2.0.