Table 1

The clinical characteristics of the study subjects

Normal controls

Diabetic

(n = 60)

(n = 84)


Age, yr (mean ± SD)

58.5 ± 16.1

63 ± 13

Sex (female/male)

28/32

45/39

Race

32 Caucasian

40 Caucasian

28 African American

44 African American

Body mass index (kg/m2)

30.1 ± 7.3

34.2 ± 8.4**

Triacylglycerol (mg/dL)

134 ± 76.9

186 ± 113.8**

HDL cholesterol (mg/dL)

56.6 ± 17.5

49.1 ± 15.4**

LDL cholesterol (mg/dL)

112 ± 44.8

109.8 ± 36.5

Total cholesterol (mg/dL)

197 ± 44.8

195 ± 46.8

Glucose (mg/dL)

88.8 ± 10.8

142.7 ± 56.8***


Data are mean ± SD. Statistical analyses were performed using the Student's t-Test. **p < 0.05 ***p < 0.001, values are based on differences from controls.

Mao et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 5):S12   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-S5-S12

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