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Table 2 Clinical and anthropometric characteristics of the participants (% by gender)

From: Diet, lifestyle factors and hypercholesterolemia in elderly men and women from Cyprus

  Men (n = 53) Women (n = 97) P
Hypertension (%) 60 58 0.85
Diabetes mellitus (%) 28 18 0.17
History of coronary heart disease (%) 11 5 0.20
Body mass index (kg/m2) 29 ± 4 30 ± 6 0.17
Obesity (%) 34 52 0.03
Waist circumference (cm) 107 ± 8 104 ± 8 0.11
Hip circumference (cm) 107 ± 7 113 ± 11 0.001
Waist to hip ratio 1.00 ± 0.06 0.92 ± 0.05 0.001