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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and conditions at risk.

From: Italian network for obesity and cardiovascular disease surveillance: A pilot project

  WOMEN MEN
  N % N %
Demographic characteristics     
Age classes     
35–44 247 24 248 24
45–54 260 25 250 24
55–64 265 25 261 25
65–74 274 26 285 27
Marital status     
Single 116 11 123 12
Married or live-in-partner 770 74 867 83
Separated or divorced 50 5 37 4
Widowed 110 11 15 1
Education     
College or university 113 11 131 13
High school 306 30 298 29
Secondary school 335 33 404 39
Primary school 275 27 200 19
Conditions at risk     
Physical activity at work     
Very low 261 33 250 38
Low 451 57 262 40
Physical activity during leisure time     
Very low 562 55 440 43
Low 402 40 474 46
Body Mass Index, kg/m 2     
25.0 – 29.9 348 34 512 50
> = 30.0 234 23 235 23
Waist circumference, cm     
> 88 for women, > 102 for men 458 45 283 28
Smoking habit 183 18 269 26
Hypertension* 400 39 427 42
Antihypertensive medication 365 37 378 38
Hypercholesterolaemia** 332 33 326 32
Lipid-lowering medication 117 12 156 16
Diabetes*** 98 10 137 14
Diabetes specific medication 67 7 97 10
  1. Men and women 35–74 years.
  2. *Systolic blood pressure ≥ 160 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 95 mmHg or use of antihypertensive medications.
  3. ** Total cholesterol ≥ 6.2 mmol/l or use of lipid lowering medications.
  4. ***Glycemia ≥ 7 mmol/l or use of specific medications for diabetes.