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Table 1 Blood cholesterol and anthropometric data among men and women and in the total population. Data presented as mean ±SD, interval, (n = number of subjects)

From: Sex differences in risk factors for coronary heart disease: a study in a Brazilian population

VARIABLE MEN WOMEN TOTAL
CHOL 4.92 ± 1.09 a 5.10 ± 1.22 a 5.00+1.22
(mmol/L) 2.33-9.04 2.67-9.14 2.33-9.14
  (459) (410) (869)
AGE 46 ± 15 50 ± 15 47+15
(y) 20-82 20-81 20-82
  (462) (411) (873)
BMI 25.31 + 3.50b 24.59 ± 4.00 b 24.97+3.80
(kg/m2) 15.6-41.1 16.7-38.9 15.6-41.1
  (454) (403) (857)
  1. Student's "t" test; axa: p = 0.033, bxb: p = 0.005