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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the total Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity study population and stratified by sex

From: Adiposity and hand osteoarthritis: the Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity study

  Total population Men Women
  (n = 5,284) (n = 2,490) (n = 2,794)
Age (years) 56 (51 to 61) 57 (51 to 61) 56 (51 to 61)
BMI (kg/m2) 29.9 (27.8 to 32.8) 29.6 (27.9 to 32.0)) 30.3 (27.8 to 33.5)
Weight (kg) 90.6 (80.6 to 100.8) 96.6 (89.2 to 106.0) 84.0 (75.8 to 94.2)
Fat percentage (%) 37.5 (29.0 to 43.7) 29.0 (25.9 to 32.7) 43.3 (39.9 to 46.4)
Fat mass (kg) 32.4 (26.1 to 40.0) 28.1 (23.6 to 34.0) 36.4 (30.4 to 43.1)
WHR 0.93 (0.87 to 0.99) 0.98 (0.94 to 1.03) 0.88 (0.84 to 0.92)
VAT (cm2)a 122.1 (85.4 to 166.3) 142.1 (108.1 to 185.5) 97.2 (67.8 to 138.2)
SAT (cm2)a 308.3 (242.3 to 388.4) 262.4 (210.3 to 324.2) 359.4 (298.7 to 434.0)
Hand osteoarthritis 746 (14.1) 188 (7.6) 558 (20.0)
  1. Numbers represent medians (interquartile ranges) or number (percentage).
  2. BMI, body mass index; SAT, subcutaneous adipose tissue; VAT, visceral adipose tissue; WHR, waist-to-hip ratio.
  3. an = 923 men, n = 798 women.