Table 2

General characteristics of the subjects studied (Cohort 2010–2011)
Control Perceived stress P value
N 1044 834
Gender (M/W) 659/385 453/381 <0.001
Age (years) 18.1 ± 2.8 18.2 ± 2.2 0.40
Body mass index (BMI) (kg/m2) 23.8 ± 5.4 23.8 ± 5.9 0.99
Waist circumference (cm) 80.3 ± 15.6 79.2 ± 17.2 0.18
Hip circumference (cm) 100.1 ± 14.4 99.8 ± 14.3 0.62
Sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) (cm) 17.6 ± 6.9 17.3 ± 7.5 0.45
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.2 ± 0.91 4.4 ± 0.97 0.03
Glucose (mmol/l) 5.1 ± 0.57 5.2 ± 0.58 0.64
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.21 ± 0.32 1.24 ± 0.32 0.028
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 0.98 ± 0.48 0.99 ± 0.50 0.84
Basal metabolic rate (BMR) 1644.3 ± 279.3 1594.8 ± 280.5 0.001
Arm muscle circumference (AMC) 21.9 ± 3.1 21.5 ± 3.2 0.02
Body cell mass (BCM) 32.6 ± 7.5 31.2 ± 7.5 0.001
Intracellular measured value 23.4 ± 5.6 22.4 ± 5.3 <0.001
Extracellular measured value 11.1 ± 2.5 10.7 ± 2.4 0.003
Protein mass measured value 9.3 ± 2.1 8.9 ± 2.1 0.001
Mineral mass measured value 3.1 ± 0.56 2.9 ± 0.55 <0.001
Fat mass measured value 19.3 ± 11.4 19.5 ± 11.8 0.66
Body water 34.5 ± 7.7 33.2 ± 8.0 0.002
Soft lean mass 43.8 ± 9.9 42.1 ± 9.8 0.001
Lean body mass 46.9 ± 10.5 45.1 ± 10.5 0.001
Percent body fat 27.6 ± 9.9 28.9 ± 10.0 0.04
Fat distribution 0.86 ± 0.09 0.86 ± 0.09 0.95

Note: Data presented as mean ± standard deviation; p-value significant at p < 0.05.

Al-Daghri et al.

Al-Daghri et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:391   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-391

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