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Table 1 Anthropometric characteristics and clinical profile with reference to Asian cut- off points for men and women [21, 31]

From: Dietary quality and patterns and non-communicable disease risk of an Indian community in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Variable Asian cut-offs Total group Men Women
N = 250  N = 111  N = 139 
SBP <130 mmHg 93.6 93.6 93.5
>130 mmHg 6.4 6.3 6.4
DBP <85 mmHg 7.2 6.3 7.9
>85 mmHg 92.8 93.6 92
Fasting glucose <5.55 mmol/L 61.2 63 59.7
>5.55 mmol 38.8 36.9 40.2
Total serum Cholesterol <5.2 mmol/L 60 36.9 78.4
>5.2 mmol/L 40 63 21.5
Triglycerides <1.69 mmol/L 11.2 8.1 13.6
>1.69 mmol/L 88.8 91.8 86.3
WC (central obesity) ≥90 cm (men)   86  
≥80 cm (women)    94
BMI (kg/m2) Underweight <18.4 0.4 0.9 0
Normal 18.5–−22.9 11.6 5.4 16.5
Overweight 23.0–24.9 28.8 36 23
Obesity class I 25.0–29.9 44.8 44.1 43.1
Obesity class II 30.0> 15.6 13.5 17.2
  1. SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, WC waist circumference, BMI body mass index