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Table 1 Demographic and clinical features of Oji-Cree study group

From: Relationship of the metabolic syndrome to carotid ultrasound traits

Characteristic MetS present N = 73 MetS absent N = 93 P-value adjusted for age and sex
age (years) 42.2 ± 1.6 34.8 ± 1.6 0.0019
male (%) 35.6 43.0 NS (0.33)
current smokers (%) 13.9* 16.3† NS (0.86)
BMI (kg/m2) 31.3 ± 0.5 27.4 ± 0.5 <0.0001
waist (cm) 104 ± 1 92.9 ± 1.2 <0.0001
hypertensive (%) 54.8 18.3 <0.0001
antihypertensive treatment (%) 19.2 5.4 0.017
total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.21 ± 0.10 4.38 ± 0.08 <0.0001
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.09 ± 0.03 1.27 ± 0.02 <0.0001
triglycerides (mmol/L) 2.36 ± 0.11 1.24 ± 0.05 <0.0001
TC:HDL ratio 4.99 ± 0.15 3.54 ± 0.09 <0.0001
fasting glucose (mmol/L) 9.48 ± 0.54 6.34 ± 0.30 <0.0001
diabetes (%) 67.1 17.2 <0.0001
IGT (%) 8.2 14.0 NS (0.72)
  1. *N = 72, †N = 92
  2. Data are means ± SE, unless otherwise stated.
  3. Abbreviations: IGT, impaired glucose tolerance; NS, not significant