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Table 4 Prevalence (95 % CI) of Chronic Health Conditions by BMI and WHR characteristics

From: Body mass index, waist-hip ratio and risk of chronic medical condition in the elderly population: results from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) Study

Chronic Health Conditions BMI High WHR
Underweight Overweight Obese    
Odds Ratio (95 % CI) P Value Odds Ratio (95 % CI) P Value Odds Ratio (95 % CI) P Value Odds Ratio (95 % CI) P Value
  1(reference)         1(reference)  
Hypertension 0.7 (0.4,1.2) 0.204 1.8 (1.3,2.6) <0.000 2.2 (1.4,3.3) <0.000 1.6 (1.2,2.3) 0.003
  1(reference)         1(reference)  
Heart Problems 0.9 (0.4,1.9) 0.774 1.7 (1.1,2.5) 0.017 1.4 (0.8,2.3) 0.194 1.3 (0.8,2.1) 0.248
  1(reference)         1(reference)  
Diabetes 0.7 (0.4,1.5) 0.385 1.4 (1.0,1.9) 0.058 1.5 (1.1,2.2) 0.021 1.9 (1.3,2.7) 0.002
  1(reference)         1(reference)  
TIAsa 0.6 (0.1,3.0) 0.523 1.2 (0.4,3.4) 0.777 2.4 (0.8,7.2) 0.124 1.4 (0.4,4.6) 0.579
  1(reference)         1(reference)  
Stroke 1.3 (0.5,3.0) 0.591 1.1 (0.7,2.0) 0.639 1.1 (0.6,2.2) 0.683 1.7 (0.9,3.2) 0.101
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