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Table 3 Mean of waist (WC) and waist hip ratio (WHR) and the prevalence of central obesity by age

From: Obesity and associated type 2 diabetes and hypertension in factory workers of Bangladesh

Age group (years) WC WHR
Number Mean (95 % CI) Central obesity by WC (95 % CI) Number Mean (95 % CI) Central obesity by WHR (95 % CI)
Men
 20–30 178 85.1 (82.8, 87.3) 24.9 (12.1, 37.7) 178 0.91 (0.89, 0.93) 78.6 (70.5, 86.8)
 31–40 246 88.0 (86.9, 89.2) 32.9 (25.7, 40.1) 246 0.94 (0.93, 0.94) 83.3 (78.9, 87.8)
 41–50 292 87.5 (86.2, 88.9) 42.6 (33.9, 51.2) 292 0.94 (0.93, 0.95) 73.1 (60.2, 85.9)
 ≥51 75 85.8 (82.7, 88.9) 34.9 (16.4, 53.6) 75 0.93 (0.91, 0.95) 45.7 (22.1, 69.2)
 Age adjusted 791 86.6 (85.9, 87.3) 35.3 (32.0, 38.5) 791 0.93 (0.92, 0.94) 78.3 (75.4, 81.2)
  1. Central obesity by WC: (≥90 cm); central obesity by WHR: (≥0.90). Values are presented as mean (confidence interval) or % (95 % confidence interval) adjusted for age as indicated
  2. CI confidence interval