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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of Jackson Heart Study Participants by obesity status, Exam 2 (2005–2008)

From: Obesity and overall mortality: findings from the Jackson Heart Study

  BMI WC WHtR WHR
  Non-obese
N = 1771
%
Obese
N = 2205
%
Non-obese
N = 1257
%
Obese
N = 2719
%
Non-obese
N = 354
%
Obese
N = 3622
%
Non-obese
N = 1391
%
Obese
N = 2585
%
Age, years
 Mean (SD) 61.2 (12.6) 58.6 (11.8) 58.7 (12.8) 60.3 (11.9) 55.3 (12.8) 60.2 (12.1) 56.4 (12.2) 61.6 (11.8)
 20–39 4.0 5.1 5.7 4.1 9.0 4.2 6.8 3.4
 40–59 41.7 48.8 47.8 44.6 55.4 44.7 55.5 40.3
  ≥ 60 54.3 46.2 46.5 51.3 35.6 51.2 37.7 56.3
Sex
 Women 56.6 70.8 40.6 75.5 55.1 65.4 75.3 58.7
 Men 43.4 29.2 59.4 24.5 44.9 34.6 24.7 41.3
Smoking Status
 Current smoker 14.8 10.5 14.2 11.6 17.5 11.9 9.8 13.8
 Non-current smoker 85.2 89.5 85.8 88.4 82.5 88.1 90.2 86.2
  1. BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, WHtR waist-to-height ratio, WHR waist-to-hip ratio