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Table 2 Anthropometric characteristics and health indicators of 12,105 women participating in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study, stratified by race and geographic region1

From: Race and region have independent and synergistic effects on dietary intakes in black and white women

Anthropometric characteristics and health indicators Stroke Belt Stroke Belt Other
(non-stroke buckle or belt)
Pvalue between regions2
  Black
(n = 971)
White
(n = 1,905)
P
value
Black
(n = 1,600)
White
(n = 2,603)
P
value
Black
(n = 2,237)
White
(n = 2,789)
P
value
 
Weight, kg, mean ± SD 87.6 ± 21 74.8 ± 17 <0.001 86.5 ± 21 74.3 ± 17 <0.001 84.3 ± 20 74.9 ± 18 0.001 0.92
Height, cm, mean ± SD 163.9 ± 7 163.1 ± 7 0.003 164 ± 7 163.2 ± 7 <0.001 163.1 ± 7 162.6 ± 7 0.02 <0.001
Waist, cm, mean ± SD 97.2 ± 15.8 88.4 ± 15.2 0.001 97.4 ± 15.7 88.1 ± 15.2 <0.001 96.1 ± 15.7 89.1 ± 16.2 <0.001 0.05
BMI, kg/m 2 , mean ± SD 32.5 ± 7.3 28.1 ± 6.2 0.001 32.1 ± 7.1 27.8 ± 6.2 <0.001 31.5 ± 7.1 28.2 ± 6.2 <0.001 0.19
BMI weight group    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001  
Overweight, % 27.7 32.4   30.2 32.9   32.0 34.7   0.02
Obese, % 58.5 32.7   56.1 30.1   52.8 31.7   
Hypertension, % 71.7 50.9 <0.001 74.5 48.2 <0.001 71.4 45.7 <0.001 0.58
Diabetes, % 30.9 13.8 <0.001 30.0 13.0 <0.001 24.8 9.7 <0.001 <0.001
Dyslipidemia, % 51.0 55.6 0.02 53.2 52.5 0.67 52.3 50.9 0.34 0.10
  1. 1Differences within (black vs. white) and between regions (Stroke Buckle vs. Stroke Belt vs. Other) were examined using t tests for continuous variables (age) and chi-square for categorical variables.