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Table 3 Mean WC SDS and prevalence of abdominal overweight/obesity across quartiles of height SDS

From: Height-obesity relationship in school children in Sub-Saharan Africa: results of a cross-sectional study in Cameroon

Quartiles of height SDS N Mean WC (cm) (95% CI) Mean WC SDS (95% CI) Prevalence of abdominal overweight/obesity
Overall % (95% CI) Girls % (95% CI) Boys % (95% CI)
1 140 56.5 (55.9 - 57.1) −0.11* (−0.22 - 0.00) 0.7 (0.1 - 3.9) 0.0 (0.0 - 1.0) 1.4 (0.2 - 7.6)
2 141 58.8 (57.9 - 59.7) 0.45* (0.31 - 0.59) 11.3 (7.8 - 16.3) 16.2 (9.2 - 26.7) 6.8 (2.5 - 15.5)
3 137 58.9 (58.1 - 59.8) 0.52* (0.40 - 0.64) 12.4 (7.6 - 19.3) 17.6 (10.4 - 28.2) 7.2 (3.0 - 16.9)
4 139 60.0 (58.9 - 61.0) 0.87* (0.72 - 1.02) 30.2 (23.0 - 38.5) 39.1 (28.1-51.3) 22.7 (14.4 - 33.6)
  1. CI, confidence interval; WC, waist circumference; SDS, standard deviation score. Prevalence was estimated using the 91st centile WC cut-off.
  2. *p < 0.05 after One-way ANOVA with post-hoc Bonferroni test.