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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the urban population studied (State Wise)

From: Reliability and validity of a new physical activity questionnaire for India

Variables Chandigarh Haryana Bihar Arunachal Pradesh Tripura Assam Jharkhand Gujarat Maharashtra Tamil Nadu Overall
N 20 20 21 16 17 19 21 20 20 35 209
Age (years) 42.8 ± 3.9 44.3 ± 3.8 40.8 ± 2.9 45.1 ± 3.2 45.4 ± 2.8 44.2 ± 4.0 46.2 ± 3.9 37.8 ± 5.6 46.4 ± 4.8 48.3 ± 4.7 44.4 ± 14.2
BMI (kg/m2) 24.5 ± 11.4 25.9 ± 12.4 22.4 ± 13.6 23.1 ± 14.1 22.8 ± 12.7 22.1 ± 17.7 24.3 ± 14.8 25.5 ± 12.7 21.7 ± 14.8 24.2 ± 15.7 23.7 ± 4.2
Waist (cms) 87.0 ± 11.0 86.6 ± 11.2 81.7 ± 9.9 80.4 ± 7.9 84.8 ± 8.9 80.4 ± 9.9 89.4 ± 14.3 82.6 ± 15.6 78.0 ± 11.7 83.5 ± 13.7 83.5 ± 12.1
SBP (mmHg) 139 ± 11 134 ± 9 131 ± 13 134 ± 13 130 ± 12 136 ± 7 134 ± 11 132 ± 11 123 ± 13 138 ± 16 134 ± 20
DBP (mmHg) 80 ± 20 81 ± 15 81 ± 22 84 ± 23 83 ± 15 79 ± 22 78 ± 20 80 ± 15 76 ± 16 84 ± 25 81 ± 12
Literate n(%) 15 (75.0) 18 (90.0) 12 (57.1) 10 (62.5) 14 (82.4) 17 (89.5) 17 (81.0) 17 (85.0) 18 (90.0) 33 (94.3) 171 (81.8)
Smoking n(%) 3 (15.0) 7 (35.0) 7 (33.3) 3 (18.8) 5 (29.4) 1 (5.3) 4 (19.0) 1 (5.0) 2 (10.0) 6 (17.1) 39 (18.7)
Alcohol n(%) 6 (30.0) 3 (15.0) 4 (19.0) 7 (43.8) 1 (5.9) 2 (10.5) 6 (28.6) 0 (0.0) 8 (40.0) 6 (17.1) 43 (20.6)
  1. SBP- Systolic blood pressure; DBP- Diastolic blood pressure; BMI-Body Mass Index.