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Table 1 Sample characteristic by genders

From: Age and gender specific cut-off points for body fat parameters among adults in Qatar

  Total Male Female P-value
N = 2407 N = 1269 N = 1138
Age (years) 39.4 (11.2) 38.7 (10.6) 40.1 (11.7) 0.002
Education < 0.001
 Low 239 (9.9%) 96 (7.6%) 143 (12.6%)  
 Medium 680 (28.3%) 388 (30.6%) 292 (25.7%)  
 High 1486 (61.8%) 783 (61.8%) 703 (61.8%)  
 BMI (kg/m2) 29.0 (5.6) 28.4 (5.0) 29.5 (6.1) < 0.001
BMI categories < 0.001
 Normal 575 (23.9%) 308 (24.3%) 267 (23.5%)  
 Overweight 900 (37.4%) 545 (42.9%) 355 (31.2%)  
 Obese 932 (38.7%) 416 (32.8%) 516 (45.3%)  
Metabolism syndrome 434 (18.0%) 229 (18.0%) 205 (18.0%) 0.98
Total mass (kg) 79.2 (16.3) 84.4 (15.1) 73.5 (15.7) < 0.001
Total fat (kg) 30.9 (10.7) 28.6 (10.3) 33.4 (10.6) < 0.001
Total fat percent 38.6 (8.7) 33.4 (7.3) 44.5 (5.9) < 0.001
Trunk fat (kg) 16.2 (6.4) 16.2 (6.6) 16.2 (6.2) 0.98
Trunk fat percent 20.0 (5.0) 18.8 (5.1) 21.4 (4.5) < 0.001
Visceral fat (kg) 1.0 (0.7) 1.3 (0.8) 0.8 (0.5) < 0.001
Visceral fat percent 1.2 (0.7) 1.4 (0.7) 1.0 (0.6) < 0.001
  1. Data are presented as mean and standard deviation (SD) for continuous measures, and n (%) for categorical measures. Significance was set at P < 0.05