International Journal of Endocrinology / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Waist Circumference Cutoff Points to Predict Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cardiovascular Risk in Turkish Adults

Table 1

The demographic characteristics of the Turkish adult population.

General population ( )Males ( )Females ( )

Age [years] <0.001
SBP [mm Hg]
DBP [mm Hg]
BMI [kg/m2] <0.001
WC [cm] <0.001
WHR <0.001
Fasting BG [mg/dL]
Triglycerides [mg/dL] <0.001
Total chol. [mg/dL] <0.001
HDL-C [mg/dL] <0.001
LDL-C [mg/dL]
Smoking [ (%)]1024 (24.3)749 (39.5)275 (11.9)<0.001 *
Overweight [ (%)]1569 (37.3)797 (42.0)772 (33.4)<0.001
Obesity [ (%)]1513 (36.0)531 (28.0)982 (42.5)<0.001

The comparisons were done by independent samples test. *Chi-Square test. SBP: Systolic blood pressure, DBP: Diastolic blood pressure, BMI: Body mass index, WC: Waist circumference, WHR: Waist to hip ratio, fasting BG: Fasting blood glucose. The results are given as mean ± SD.