Table 1

General characteristics of the families studied
Parameter Parents Children
N 123 131
M/F 79/44 61/70
Obesity (%) 47.9 29.7
DM T2 (%) 30.6 0
Hypertension (%) 14.0 0
Age (years) 45.9 ± 10.1 9.37 ± 2.6
BMI (kg/m2) 30.0 ± 5.6 20.0 ± 5.5
Waist circumference (cm) 95.4 ± 13.3 62.8 ± 5.7
Hip circumference (cm) 104.9 ± 6 72.2 ± 15.0
Systolic BP (mmHg) 121.2 ± 12.6 99.8 ± 15.0
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 79.6 ± 9.1 66.0 ± 8.0
Glucose (mmol/L) 7.1 ± 3.7 4.9 ± 1.0
Triglycerides (mmol/L)# 1.5 (1.03-2.5) 0.88 (0.7-1.2)
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.2 ± 1.1 4.4 ± 0.9
LDL-Cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.4 ± 0.9 2.8 ± 0.7
HDL-Cholesterol (mmol/L) 0.86 ± 0.23 1.1 ± 0.29
Telomere length (kb) 6.53 ± 1.95 7.23 ± 2.06

Note: Data presented as mean ± standard deviation ; # denotes Non-Gaussian variable, presented as median.

Al-Attas et al.

Al-Attas et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2012 13:38   doi:10.1186/1471-2350-13-38

Open Data