Table 1

Characteristics of the adult population
Variables Women Men
n <a onClick="popup('http://www.nutritionj.com/content/11/1/112/mathml/M1','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.nutritionj.com/content/11/1/112/mathml/M1">View MathML</a>(CI 95%) n <a onClick="popup('http://www.nutritionj.com/content/11/1/112/mathml/M2','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.nutritionj.com/content/11/1/112/mathml/M2">View MathML</a>(CI 95%)
Total 959 761
Age (years) 959 38.5 (37.8- 39.3) 761 37.4 (36.5- 38.2)
Educational level 958 11.6 (11.3- 11.9) 758 11.7 (11.4 - 12.0)
Per capita family income (R$) 940 1.311.3 (1.219-3- 1.403.3) 745 1586.5 (1.420.0- 1.753.1)*
Body mass (kg) 925 65.3 (64.4- 66.2) 752 77.9 (76.9- 78.9)*
Height (cm) 928 160.4 (160.0- 160.9) 756 173.2 (172.7- 173.7)*
Body mass index (kg/m2) 923 25.4 (25.1- 25.7) 751 25.9 (25.6- 26.2)
Waist circumference (cm) 920 79.3 (78.4- 80.1) 751 88.4 (87.5- 89.2)*
Fat percentage (equation with BM I) 923 33.0 (32.5-33.4)* 751 20.9 (20.5-21.3)
Fat percentage (equation with WCI) 920 34.0 (33.5-34.5)* 751 22.1 (21.6-22.6)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 928 127.5 (126.2- 128.6) 754 139.8 (138.4- 141.1)*
Diastolic blood pressure ( (mmHg) 928 81.9 (81.0- 82.8) 754 88.7 (87.6- 89.7)*
n % (95% CI) n (95% CI)
Skin color
White 802 83.7 (79.8- 87.5) 642 84.1 (79.9 – 87.6)
Light-skinned black 73 8.0 (5.7- 10.2) 74 10.1 (6.8- 13.4)
Dark-skinned black 53 5.3 (3.0- 7.6) 34 4.5 (2.6- 6.6)
Yellow 15 1.7 (0.8 - 2.5) 02 0.3 (0.1 - 0.6)
Indigenous 12 1.3 (0.6 - 2.1) 08 1.0 (0.3 - 1.7)
Age group
20-39 years 500 53.9 (49.6-58.1) 432 57.7 (52.3-63.0)
40-59 years 459 46.1 (41.9-50.3) 329 42.3 (37.0-47.7)
Smoking
No smoker 548 57.4 (53.2- 61.5) 378 51.3 (46.1- 56.5)
Former smoker 238 25.1 (21.2- 28.9) 211 27.3 (22.3- 32.4)
Light smoker 92 9.5 (7.6- 11.4) 66 8.3 (6.1- 10.4)
Moderate / heavy smoker 77 8.0 (6.1- 9.9) 101 13.1 (10.2- 15.8)*
Problematic alcohol use
No 870 90.4 (87.7- 93.0) 533 70.3 (66.1- 74.6)
Yes 89 9.6 (7.0- 12.3) 228 29.7 (25.3- 35.9)*
Physical activity at leisure time
Active 400 41.4 (36.6- 46.1) 406 53.7 (48.1- 59.2)
Inactive 558 58.6 (53.8- 63.3)* 354 46.3 (40.7- 51.8)
Food habit
Adequate 222 23.1 (19.8- 26.3) 101 13.4 (10.1- 16.8)
Inadequate 736 76.9 (73.7- 80.2) 660 86.6 (83.2- 89.9)*
BMI
<18.5 kg/m2 26 2.8 (1.6- 4.0) 8 1.0 (0.2- 1.7)
18.5 – 24.9 kg/m2 493 54.1 (50.0- 58.2) 346 46.9 (42.6- 51.0)
25.0 – 29.9 kg/m2 249 26.4 (23.4- 29.3) 282 37.4 (34.1- 40.7)*
≥ 30.0 kg/m2 155 16.7 (13.7- 19.6) 115 14.7 (11.8- 17.4)
WC (cm) ‡
No risk 536 58.6 (53.8- 63.4) 541 73.1 (69.2- 76.9)
High risk 188 21.0 (17.8- 24.1) 119 15.7 (12.9- 18.5)
Very high risk 196 20.4 (17.1- 23.6)* 91 11.2 (8.8- 13.6)
Fat percentage (equation with BMI)
Normal 568 62.4 (58.2-66.5) 451 61.0 (56.7-65.4)
Increased 364 37.6 (33.4-41.7) 299 39.0 (34.6-43.3)
Fat percentage (equation with WC)
Normal 610 66.7 (62.2-71.2) 421 56.9 (52.3-61.4)
Increased 309 33.3 (28.7-37.7) 329 43.1 (38.5-47.7)*
Hypertension
No 642 69.5 (65.4- 73.6) 360 48.4 (44.2- 52.5)
Yes 286 30.5 (26.4- 34.6) 394 51.6 (47.5- 55.7)*

CI 95%: confidence interval of 95%; <a onClick="popup('http://www.nutritionj.com/content/11/1/112/mathml/M3','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.nutritionj.com/content/11/1/112/mathml/M3">View MathML</a>- mean; *significant difference between sexes (p<0.05); †R$: Brazilian currency, 1US$ = 1,7R$ during the data collection period; BMI: Body mass index; WC: waist circumference.

Silva et al.

Silva et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:112   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-112

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