Table 1

Socio-demographics, clinical characteristic, lipid profile and fasting glucose of study participants

Han ethnic group

(n = 928)

Hui ethnic group

(n = 684)

P value


Demographic and lifestyle variables

Absolute and Relative (%) Frequency

Age group

25-

181(19.5%)

164(24.0%)

χ2 = 7.128

P = 0.129

35-

262(28.2%)

202(29.5%)

45-

242(26.1%)

163(23.8%)

55-

192(20.7%)

118(17.3%)

65-80

51(5.5%)

37(5.4%)

Clinical characteristics

Mean ± SD


Waist (cm)

78.6 ± 8.9

79.7 ± 9.8

0.026

BMI (Kg/m2)

23.1 ± 3.1

23.7 ± 3.3

< 0.001

Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)

78.7 ± 11.4

80.4 ± 20.0

0.038

Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)

122.6 ± 20.3

122.5 ± 24.7

0.926

Total serum cholesterol (mmol/L)

3.8 ± 0.8

3.9 ± 0.8

0.299

High-density lipoprotein cholesterol

(mmol/L)

1.2 ± 0.3

1.1 ± 0.2

< 0.001

Triglyceride (mmol/L)

1.2 ± 0.7

1.2 ± 0.8

0.172

Blood glucose (mmol/L)

5.6 ± 1.2

5.6 ± 1.1

0.936


SD = standard deviation, See RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS for description of criteria of the metabolic syndrome.

Yi et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:140   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-140

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