Table 1

Distribution (%, n) and anthropometric data (means; standard deviations) of background variables in Assyrian/Syrians and Swedes patients, n = 354
Sociodemographic variables Assyrians/ Syrians n = 173 Swedes n = 181 Test of difference P value
Total 48.9 51.1
Gender
Female 48.5 (84) 44.2 (80) 0.411a
Male 51.5 (89) 55.8 (101)
Age (years)
32-57 39.3 (68) 27.1 (49) 0.003b
58-70 37.0 (64) 41.4 (75)
> 70 23.7 (41) 31.5 (57)
HbA1c (MD) 6.0 5.8 0.28c
(>6%) 49.7 40.6 0.10c
Smoking habits (yes) 16.9 (29) 18.3 (29) 0.63a
Anthropometric data
Body mass index (MD) 31.3 29.1 0.0049b
BMI (kg/m2)
Normal (<25) 11.8 (20) 15.0 (27) 0.017c
Overweight (25.0 – 29.9) 30.6 (52) 42.5 (76)
Obese (≥ 30) 57.6 (98) 42.5 (76)
Duration (age of onset) (MD) 54 56 0.096c
30-45 29.0 (42) 21.0 (30) 0.090b
46-60 60.0 (87) 61.0 (89)
>60 11.0 (16) 18.0 (27)

a Pr-test.

b Chi2-test.

c Mann–Whitney tes.

Taloyan et al.

Taloyan et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:522   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-522

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