Table 1 Characteristics of the whole group and of the subsample used for the validation study

From: Accuracy of a single rigid conical cuff with standard-size bladder coupled to an automatic oscillometric device over a wide range of arm circumferences

Variable Validation group (n=33) Rest of group (n=109) P-value adjusted for age and sex
Age, years 55.6±17.1 58.7±18.8 NSa
Gender (men), n (%) 19 (57.6%) 55 (50.5%) NSa
Body weight, kg 78.8±16.4 80.9±17.2 NS
Height, cm 170.3±10.5 169.6±9.3 NS
Upper arm lengthb, cm 22.3±1.7 20.5±2.5 <0.001
Arm proximal circumference, cm 39.3±6.6 35.9±6.0 0.009
Arm middle circumference, cm 31.0±4.8 31.8±5.0 NS
Arm distal circumference, cm 27.4±4.2 28.2±3.9 NS
Biceps skinfold thickness, cm 1.3±0.8 1.6±1.1 NS
Triceps skinfold thickness, cm 2.1±1.1 2.2±1.1 NS
Conicity index, % 17.1±5.8 12.1±5.0 <0.001
  1. Abbreviation: NS, not significant.
  2. aUnadjusted.
  3. bMeasured from axilla to elbow.