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Table 1 Background characteristics of Ethiopian adults who participated in the study

From: Optimal cut-off for obesity and markers of metabolic syndrome for Ethiopian adults

Variables Sex n
Female Male
No. (%) No. (%)
Ethnicity
 Oromo 106(41.6) 149(58.4) 255
 Amhara 140(65.7) 73(34.3) 213
 Gurage 22(57.9) 16(42.1) 38
 Kefa 38(76.0) 12(24.0) 50
 Others (Sidama,Wolaita,Tigre) 20(41.7) 28(58.3) 48
 Dawro 40(70.2) 17(29.8) 57
 Yem 31(72.1) 12(27.9) 43
  Mean(sd), n = 397 Mean(sd), n = 307
Age 36.49(9.20) 34.73(9.49)
BMI 25.29(5.13) 22.49(3.91)
Height 157.15(8.53) 171.77(13.35)
Weight 62.34(12.93) 66.99(11.73)
Waist Circumference 83.63(14.70) 84.05(11.42)
Hip Circumference 98.63(11.67) 93.04(16.37)
Body fat percent (BF%), mean(±sd) 38.47(10.05) 23.86(9.16)
  1. BMI Body mass index, sd standard deviation