Table 2

Basic characteristics of study subjects by sex
Variables Mean ± Standard Deviation
All (n=206) Males (n=102) Females (n=104) p-values
Age (years) 44.40 ± 6.87 46.04 ± 7.17 42.80 ± 6.18 0.286
BMI (kgm-2) 25.15 ± 4.67 23.47 ± 3.15 26.81 ± 5.30 0.200
WC (cm) 89.94 ± 10.41 87.36 ± 8.75 92.47 ± 11.30 0.225
SBP (mmHg) 125.29 ± 16.97 124.66 ± 13.86 125.91 ± 19.59 0.554
DBP (mmHg) 83.35 ± 14.22 83.38 ± 12.29 83.32 ± 15.94 0.086
FPG (mg/dl) 81.01 ± 22.06 82.73 ± 26.02 79.41 ± 17.60 0.799
HDL (mg/dl) 50.47 ± 17.85 49.86 ± 16.53 51.05 ± 19.06 0.699
TG (mg/dl) 100.38 ± 43.81 97.32 ± 42.40 103.26 ± 45.13 0.176

p-values (2-tailed): Students T-test comparing the mean values between males and females of selected determinants of metabolic syndrome (MS); BMI: body mass index; WC: waist circumference; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; FPG: fasting plasma glucose; HDL: high density lipoprotein; TG: triglycerides.

Gyakobo et al.

Gyakobo et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2012 12:25   doi:10.1186/1472-6823-12-25

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