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Table 2 Anthropometric characteristics of 35- to 70-year-old Tunisian women (n = 2,964)

From: Abdominal vs. overall obesity among women in a nutrition transition context: geographic and socio-economic patterns of abdominal-only obesity in Tunisia

n = 2,964 Mean or %a s.e.b C.I.c
Basic anthropometric characteristics    
     Weight (kg) 69.4 0.4 68.6-70.3
     Height (cm) 156.5 0.2 156.1-156.8
     Waist circumference (cm) 91.2 0.4 90.5-92.0
Overall adiposity    
     Body mass index (kg/m2) 28.4 0.2 28.0-28.7
     Underweight: BMI < 18.5 1.8% 0.3 1.3-2.4
     Overweight: BMI ≥ 25.0 71.1% 1.3 68.5-73.6
     Overall obesity: BMI ≥ 30.0 37.0% 1.3 34.5-39.6
Abdominal adiposity    
     Increased risk: WC ≥ 80 cm 80.6% 1.0 78.6-82.6
     Abdominal obesity: WC ≥ 88 cm 60.4% 1.4 57.7-63.0
Abdominal x overall obesity    
  WC ≥ 88 cm BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2    
     AOd Yes No 25.0% 1.1 22.8-27.1
     OOe No Yes 1.6% 0.3 1.1-2.2
Concordant Yes Yes 35.4% 1.3 32.9-37.9
No No 38.0% 1.4 35.3-40.7
  1. aMean for interval variables, prevalence proportion for binary variables (weighted estimates accounting for unequal probabilities of selection).
  2. bStandard error of estimates taking into account sampling design.
  3. cP = 0.95 confidence interval taking into account sampling design.
  4. dAbdominal-only obesity.
  5. eOverall-only obesity.