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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics of Survey Participants

From: Short relative leg length is associated with overweight and obesity in Mexican immigrant women

  Total
191
Short
19
Normal
149
P-value
Anthropometry
 Standing knee height, mean (SD) 42.5 (3.2) 37.6 (1.3) 43.1(2.8) 0.00a
 Body Mass Index (BMI), mean (SD) 28.1 (4.7) 29.2 (4.3) 28.0 (4.8) 0.31a
 BMI categories %, n
 Normal weight (18.5 ≤ 24.9 kg/m2) 27.0 (43) 15.8 (3) 28.6 (40) 0.43c
 Overweight (25 ≤ 29. 9 kg/m2 41.5 (66) 52.6 (10) 40.0 (56)
 Obese (≥ 30 kg/m2) 31.5 (50) 31.6 (6) 31.4 (44)
BMI categories 2%, n
 Normal weight (18.5 ≤ 24.9 kg/m2) 27.0 (43) 15.8 (3) 28.6 (40) 0.28c
 Overweight and Obese (≥ 25 kg/m2) 73.0 (116) 84.2 (16) 71.4 (100)
 WC, mean (SD) 88.9 (12.2) 93.9 (11.0) 88.3 (12.3) 0.06a
WC categories %,n
 Not at-risk 37.1 (59) 15.8 (3) 40.0 (56) 0.04c
 Higher-risk 62.9 (100) 84.2 (16) 60.0 (84)
 Height, mean (SD) 151.7 (5.4) 151.7 (4.0) 151.8 (5.6) 0.95a
 Weight, mean (SD) 64.7 (11.3) 67.0 (9.1) 64.4 (11.5) 0.35a
Demographic and contextual factors
 Age, mean (SD) 32.9 (8.5) 33.7 (11.6) 32.8 (8.0) 0.75a
Education
 < 6 years 11.5 (22) 5.3 (1) 10.6 (15) 0.79c
 6 to 12 years 69.6 (133) 79.0 (15) 68.8 (97)
 > 12 years 18.9 (36) 15.8 (3) 20.6 (29)
 Having had children %,n (Yes) 88.0 (168) 84.2 (16) 87.2 (123) 0.71c
 Having at least 1 chronic condition (Yes) 31.9 (61) 36.8 (7) 27.7 (39) 0.40b
Community of origin %, n
 Urban 54.2 (91) 58.3 (7) 50.8 (65) 092c
 Semi-urban 31.6 (53) 33.3 (4) 33.6 (43)
 Rural 14.3 (24) 8.3 (1) 15.6 (20)
 Acculturation (Traditional) 74.0 (128) 72.2 (13) 72.3 (99) 0.99b
 Perceived relative prices of fresh fruits & vegetables (More expensive) 67.4 (116) 63.2 (12) 67.2 (90) 0.73b
 Sedentary based on TV watching (Yes) 49.1 (86) 52.6 (10) 50.0 (70) 0.83b
  1. Notes: a A t-test on the equality of means was conducted. b A Pearson chi-square test was conducted. c A Fisher’s exact test was conducted