Journal of Diabetes Research / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Diabetes Risk Score in a Young Student Population in Jordan: A Cross-Sectional Study

Table 1

Risk factors for diabetes among 1821 students at Hashemite University, Jordan.

VariableFINDRISC pointsTotal (%)Men (%)Women (%)

BMI (kg/m2)<0.001
 <25.001399 (76.8)646 (68.7)753 (85.5)
 25.0–29.91313 (17.2)204 (21.7)109 (12.4)
 ≥303109 (6.0)90 (9.6)19 (2.2)
Waist circumference (cm; male/female)0.008
 <94/8001324 (72.7)694 (73.8)630 (71.5)
 94–102/80–883407 (22.4)189 (20.1)218 (24.7)
 >102/88490 (4.9)57 (6.1)33 (3.7)
Physical activity0.087
 Yes01046 (57.4)558 (59.4)488 (55.4)
 No2775 (42.6)382 (40.6)393 (44.6)
Vegetables/fruits0.344
 Yes01048 (57.6)531 (56.5)517 (58.7)
 No1773 (42.4)409 (43.5)364 (41.3)
Antihypertensive medication0.046
 No01799 (98.8)924 (98.3)875 (99.3)
 Yes222 (1.2)16 (1.7)6 (0.7)
High blood sugar0.485
 No01751 (96.2)901 (95.9)850 (96.5)
 Yes570 (3.8)39 (4.1)31 (3.5)
Relatives with DM0.005
 No0462 (25.4)213 (22.7)249 (28.3)
 Second degree3908 (49.9)471 (50.1)437 (49.9)
 First degree5451 (24.8)256 (27.2)195 (22.1)

BMI: body mass index; DM: diabetes mellitus.