International Journal of Hypertension / 2021 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Analyzing Trio-Anthropometric Predictors of Hypertension: Determining the Susceptibility of Blood Pressure to Sexual Dimorphism in Body Stature

Table 2

Descriptive statistics of male and female anthropometric and blood pressure parameters of rural dwellers of Afikpo community, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

MaleFemale value
Mean ± SDMax.Min.Mean ± SDMax.Min.

Age (years)35.7 ± 14.189.018.031.1 ± 9.270.018.00.000
Height (m)1.7 ± 0.11.81.401.2 ± 0.11.81.50.000
Weight (kg)68.1 ± 10.6102.040.067.7 ± 11.5112.042.00.000
BMI (kg/m2)25.6 ± 13.237.717.226.3 ± 4.441.618.70.000
WG (m)0.8 ± 0.11.00.60.8 ± 0.21.10.60.899
HG (m)0.9 ± 0.11.20.70.9 ± 0.11.50.80.443
WHR0.9 ± 0.50.10.70.8 ± 0.10.10.60.000
WHtR0.5 ± 0.30.60.40.5 ± 0.40.70.40.000
SBP (mmHg)129.7 ± 16.4185.085.0127.3 ± 18.9212.084.00.388
DBP (mmHg)80.2 ± 13.6130.051.079.6 ± 13.9129.047.00.327
Pulse pressure49.4 ± 16.7135.02.047.6 ± 16.1120.02.00.270

WG = waist girth, HG = hip girth, WHR = waist-hip ratio, WHtR = waist-height ratio, SBP = systolic blood pressure, and DBP = diastolic blood pressure.