Table 1

Characteristics of the study subjects

Variable

Value


Age (year), mean (SD)

50.5 (3.7)

Body mass index (kg/m2), mean (SD)

24.0 (2.7)

Waist circumference (cm), mean (SD)

83.7 (7.2)

Current smoking (%)

48.2

Alcohol use (%)

66.1

Physical activity (MET-hours/week)*, median (IQR)

16 (5–27)

Serum total cholesterol (mg/dL), mean (SD)

206.7 (34.5)

Serum HDL cholesterol (mg/dL), mean (SD)

57.2 (16.4)

Serum triglycerides (mg/dL), median (IQR)

127 (91–178)

Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/L), median (IQR)

5.6 (5.2–6.0)

Fasting plasma insulin (pmol/L), median (IQR)

34 (22–50)

HOMA-IR, median (IQR)

1.18 (0.77–1.80)

History of myocardial infarction (%)

0.5

History of stroke (%)

0.9

Use of lipid-lowering drug (%)

3.1

Use of antihypertensive drug (%)

9.9

Oral medication for diabetes mellitus (%)

1.3


* Leisure-time physical activity.

IQR, interquartile range; HOMA-IR, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance; MET, metabolic equivalent.

Tabata et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2009 9:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6823-9-1

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