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Table 1 Characteristics of participants included in the analyses

From: An epigenome-wide association study in whole blood of measures of adiposity among Ghanaians: the RODAM study

  All Obesity No obesity Abdominal obesity No abdominal obesity
n (n = 547) (n = 290) (n = 257) (n = 422) (n = 164)
Age, years 50.5 (49.7–51.3) 50.7 (49.6–51.8) 50.4 (49.2–51.6) 50.4 (49.0–51.8) 50.6 (49.6–51.6)
Male, % 42.2 (38.1–46.4) 50.2 (43.8–56.7) 49.8 (43.3–56.2) 15.2 (11.1–20.4) 84.8 (79.6–88.9)
BMI, kg/m2 26.7 (26.2–27.2) 30.9 (30.5–31.4) 21.9 (21.7–22.2) 31.9 (31.3–32.5) 23.6 (23.3–24.0)
Waist circumference, cm 90.3 (89.3–91.4) 99.4 (98.4–100.5) 80.1 (79.3–80.8) 102.1 (100.9–103.3) 83.4 (82.5–84.3)
Site, %
 Rural Ghana 13.9 (11.2–17.1) 5.5 (3.4–8.8) 23.3 (18.6–28.9) 8.9 (5.6–13.7) 16.9 (13.3–21.2)
 Urban Ghana 36.4 (32.4–40.5) 31.7 (26.6–37.3) 41.6 (35.7–47.8) 38.4 (32.0–45.3) 35.2 (30.3–40.4)
 Amsterdam 20.3 (17.1–23.9) 24.1 (19.5–29.4) 9.7 (6.6–14.0) 21.2 (16.1–27.4) 19.8 (15.9–24.3)
 Berlin 10.2 (8.0–13.1) 11.0 (7.9–15.2) 9.3 (6.3–13.6) 5.9 (3.4–10.1) 12.8 (9.6–16.8)
 London 19.1 (16.1–22.7) 27.6 (22.7–33.0) 16.0 (12.0–21.0) 25.6 (20.1–32.1) 15.4 (12.0–19.6)
Cell counts, %
 CD8+ T cells 10.9 (10.5–11.3) 10.8 (10.3–11.4) 11.1 (10.4–11.7) 10.8 (10.1–11.4) 11.0 (10.5–11.6)
 CD4+ T cells 18.5 (18.0–19.0) 18.3 (17.7–18.9) 18.7 (18.0–19.4) 18.2 (17.5–19.0) 18.6 (18.0–19.2)
 Natural killer cells 10.9 (10.5–11.4) 11.1 (10.4–11.8) 10.7 (10.1–11.4) 10.8 (10.0–11.6) 11.0 (10.4–11.6)
 B cells 10.7 (10.5–11.0) 10.7 (10.3–11.1) 10.8 (10.4–11.2) 10.7 (10.2–11.2) 10.8 (10.4–11.1)
 Monocytes 7.9 (7.7–8.1) 7.9 (7.6–8.2) 7.9 (7.6–8.2) 7.9 (7.6–8.3) 7.9 (7.6–8.1)
 Granulocytes 44.8 (44.0–45.5) 45.0 (43.9–46.1) 44.4 (43.3–45.5) 45.5 (44.1–46.7) 44.4 (43.4–45.3)
  1. Numbers are in means or percentages with corresponding (confidence intervals)