TABLE 1

Characteristics of study population

VariablenMinLower quartileMedianUpper quartileMaxR2*
Age (years)1,42518.735.750.960.990.7
BMI (kg/m2)1,40216.723.125.428.251.815.2
WHR1,3570.560.780.850.911.2248.7
Plasma leptin (ng/μl)1,3191.14.68.615.3116.646.4
  • *

    * After correction for age, sex, alcohol consumption, smoking behavior, and exercise habit.

  • 52.4% were female, and 36.1% were classified as hypertensive.