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Table 2 The anthropometric indicators of adiposity by hypertensive status

From: Sex differences in the association of abdominal adipose tissue and anthropometric data with untreated hypertension in a Chinese population

  Normal tensive group (n = 783) Hypertensive group (n = 705) P value
Men (n = 207) Women (n = 576) Men (n = 307) Women (n = 398)
Age (year) 64.54 ± 8.05 61.51 ± 8.01# 63.88 ± 8.69* 64.71 ± 7.88& < 0.001
Height (cm) 167.18 ± 6.09 157.01 ± 5.88# 167.72 ± 7.22& 156.40 ± 5.56 < 0.001
Weight (kg) 68.34 ± 14.01 60.45 ± 12.70# 73.64 ± 14.16#&* 64.28 ± 9.75#& < 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 24.19 ± 5.29 24.34 ± 5.07 25.83 ± 5.75#& 26.00 ± 4.48#& < 0.001
WC (cm) 84.89 ± 8.52 82.59 ± 8.68# 91.24 ± 9.86#&* 88.30 ± 9.47#& < 0.001
HC (cm) 96.17 ± 9.47 95.98 ± 7.69 100.11 ± 8.66#& 99.99 ± 8.44#& < 0.001
VAT (cm2) 138.3 ± 50.06 124.51 ± 48.13# 192.20 ± 68.07#&* 163.09 ± 54.45#& < 0.001
SAT (cm2) 92.40 ± 47.52 146.89 ± 62.49# 113.27 ± 50.40#&* 162.47 ± 66.57#& < 0.001
  1. BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, HC hip circumference, VAT visceral adipose tissue, SAT subcutaneous adipose tissue
  2. #P < 0.05 compared with the group without hypertension in men
  3. &P < 0.05 compared with the group without hypertension in women
  4. *P < 0.05 compared with the group with hypertension in women