Table 2: Crude anthropometric characteristics, obesity prevalence (%), and central obesity prevalence (%) for Oslo and Hargeisa.

MenOslo ()Hargeisa () value

Weight (cm), mean (SD)79.9 (11.1)65.0 (13.2)<0.001
Height (cm), mean (SD)175.5 (6.7)172.9 (7.5)0.005
Body mass index (kg/m2)
 Mean (SD)25.9 (3.3)22.1 (4.5)<0.001
 Prevalence of obesity (≥30 kg/m2), %9.25.5
Waist circumference (cm)
 Mean (SD)95.5 (10.5)81.9 (13.6)<0.001
 Central obesity (≥102 cm), %31.86.2
Hip circumference (cm), mean (SD)104.5 (7.4)93.9 (11.2)<0.001
Waist-hip ratio
 Mean (SD)0.91 (0.07)0.87 (0.09)<0.001
 Central obesity (≥1.00), %12.76.9

WomenOslo ()Hargeisa ()

Weight (cm), mean (SD)77.4 (16.3)70.7 (15.9)<0.001
Height (cm), mean (SD)161.1 (6.7)161.0 (6.0)0.954
Body mass index (kg/m2),
 Mean (SD)30.0 (6.8)27.2 (5.9)<0.001
 Prevalence of obesity (≥30 kg/m2), %44.131.3
Waist circumference (cm)
 Mean (SD)88.6 (15.3)87.1 (14.3)0.293
 Central obesity (≥88 cm), %50.949.5
Hip circumference (cm), mean (SD)110.0 (13.3)103.7 (12.6)<0.001
Waist-hip ratio
 Mean (SD)0.80 (0.09)0.84 (0.09)<0.001
 Central obesity (≥0.85), %28.644.2

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