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Table 6 Relationship between nutritional status and cardiometabolic indicators

From: Nutritional status and Cardiometabolic health among adolescents; findings from southwestern Nigeria

Nutritional status (BMI) N Blood pressure WHtR WHR bRBS
Normal Elevated Low High Normal Ab-normal Normal Elevated
Underweight 38 76.3 23.7 100.0 0.0 81.6 18.4 94.1 5.9
Normal 243 70.8 29.2 97.1 2.9 77.4 22.6 96.3 3.7
Overweight/ Obese 32 28.1 71.9 50.0 50.0 68.8 31.2 100.0 0.0
Total 313 67.1 32.9 92.7 7.3 77.0 23.0 96.6 3.4
p-value   c < 0.001a d < 0.001a c0.428 d0.351
  1. WHR – waist-hip ratio; WHtR – waist-to-height ratio; BMI – body mass index; RBS – random blood sugar
  2. a statistically significant; b only 179 (57.2%) of the respondents consented to the test; c Chi-square-test used; d Fisher’s exact test used