Journal of Diabetes Research / 2016 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Knowledge and Lifestyle-Associated Prevalence of Obesity among Newly Diagnosed Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients Attending Diabetic Clinic at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana: A Hospital-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Table 5

Prevalence of obesity according the gender.

AnthropometricsTotalMaleFemales value (, df)
( = 543)( = 235) ( = 308)

BMI classification0.003 (13.90, 3)
 Underweight77 (14.1%)106 (45.0%)169 (55.0%)
 Normal 260 (47.9%)131 (55.9%)136 (44.1%)
 Overweight126 (23.2%)71 (30.3%)215 (69.7%)
 Obese80 (14.8)34 (14.3%)264 (85.7%)
WC <0.0001 (27.56, 2)
 Normal325 (59.9%)141 (60.0%)123 (40.0%)
 Overweight 77 (14.1%)47 (20.0%)246 (80.0%)
 Obese142 (26.1)32 (13.5%)266 (86.5%)
WHR<0.0001 (76.57, 2)
 Normal46 (8.5%)118 (50.0%)154 (50.0%)
 Overweight 165 (30.3%)224 (95.3%)15 (4.7%)
 Obese333 (61.3%)35 (14.9%)262 (85.1%)
WHtR0.0386 (0.7508, 1)
 Normal84 (59.2%)38 (45.2%)169 (54.8%)
 Obese58 (40.8%)22 (37.9%)191 (62.1%)

Values are presented in frequency with percentages in parenthesis. χ2: Chi-square value; df: degree of freedom. showed statistically significant difference. BMI: body mass index; WC: waist circumference; WHR: waist to hip ratio; WHtR: waist to height ratio.