Table 2

Comparison of mean (±SD) of body weight, height, BMI and body fat percentage between case and control groups according to gender
Male (n = 30) Female (n = 58)
Cases (n = 15) Controls (n = 15) p value Cases (n = 29) Controls (n = 29) p value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Body weight (kg) 61.7 ± 13.2 64.4 ± 10.0 0.15 61.7 ± 18.3 55.9 ±11.1 0.53
Height (cm) 169.0 ± 8.1 173.9 ± 6.5 0.48 157.9 ± 5.4 156.9 ± 5.0 0.08
BMI(kg/m2) 21.8 ± 4.5 21.3 ± 3.1 0.19 24.8 ± 7.2 22.7 ± 4.1 0.72
Body fat (%) 18.2 ± 5.0* 16.6 ± 5.6 0.03 31.2 ± 6.9 29.6 ± 4.7 0.42

* Significant difference using Independent t-test (p < 0.05).

Ismail et al.

Ismail et al. BMC Dermatology 2012 12:13   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-12-13

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