Table 6
Percentage with high and increased/high health risk based on waist circumference according to World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) protocols, by sex and age group, household population aged 12 to 79, Canada, 2009 to 2011

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Table summary
This table displays the results of percentage with high and increased/high health risk based on waist circumference according to world health organization (who) and national institutes of health (nih) protocols. The information is grouped by sex/age group (years) (appearing as row headers), high health risk, increased/high health risk, who measured, nih measured and nih predicted, calculated using % units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Sex/Age group (years) High health risk Increased/High health risk
WHO measured NIH measured NIH predicted WHO measured NIH measured NIH predicted
% %
Boys aged 12 to 19 13Note E: Use with caution 14Note E: Use with caution 14Note E: Use with caution 20Note E: Use with caution 20Note E: Use with caution 20Note E: Use with caution
Girls aged 12 to 19 15Note *Note E: Use with caution 22Note E: Use with caution 20Note E: Use with caution 31Note * 41 37
Men 26 29 28 47Note * 50 48
20 to 39 12Note E: Use with caution 16Note E: Use with caution 15Note E: Use with caution 24Note E: Use with caution 27Note E: Use with caution 26Note E: Use with caution
40 to 59 26Note E: Use with caution 30 27Note E: Use with caution 54 56 55
60 to 79 51 50 51 75 76 76
Women 41Note * 46 46 60Note * 70 67
20 to 39 28Note * 33 30 45Note * 54 52
40 to 59 42Note * 47 50 65Note * 77 70
60 to 79 62Note * 69 67 79Note * 85 88
* significantly different from NIH measured (p<0.05)
E use with caution
Note: Estimates are generated from sub-sample B.
Source: 2009 to 2011 Canadian Health Measures Survey.