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Table 6 Summary of multiple regression analysis for anthropometric variables predicting systolic blood pressure in the study population

From: Anthropometric differences among natives of Abuja living in urban and rural communities: correlations with other cardiovascular risk factors

Variable Explanatory variables Adjusted R2 β coefficient Standard error P-value
(Rural Women)      
  Model1: Age, WC, WCHR, %BF. Age 0.157 0.258 0.104 0.016
(Urban Women)      
  Model1: WC, BMI, Age, WCHR, Abdht. Age 0.201 0.351 0.140 <0.001
BMI -- 0.593 0.640 0.001
WCHR -- -.480 0.402 0.008
(Urban Men)      
  Model1: Age, WC, BMI, WCHR, AbdHt AbdHt 0.16 0.281 0.423 0.001
(Rural Men)      
  Model1: BMI, WC, WC 0.064 0.273 0.178 0.003
  Model2: BMI, WC, Age, WCHR, %BF -- 0.068 -- -- --
  1. WC; waist circumference, BMI; body mass index, %BF; percentage body fat; WCHR; waist circumference height ratio, Abdht; abdominal height.