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Table 2 Distributions of sociodemographic and biochemical characteristics in obese individuals defined by each obesity indicator, and stratified by gender

From: The relationship of high sensitivity C-reactive protein to percent body fat mass, body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, and waist circumference in a Taiwanese population

  Obesity defined by*
  %FM BMI WHR WC
Variables Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Male         
Age (years) 59.6 12.7 57.4 12.0 60.1 12.4 59.5 12.4
Fasting blood glucose (mmol/L) 6.1 1.7 5.9 1.6 6.1 1.9 6.1 1.8
Fasting insulin (pmol/L) 96.6 61.0 75.4 52.1 76.1 51.2 91.9 58.1
HOMA-IR 3.7 2.7 2.8 2.3 2.9 2.4 3.6 2.7
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 1.8 1.0 1.7 1.4 1.8 1.40 1.8 1.5
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.3
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.5 0.9 3.3 0.8 3.4 0.9 3.4 0.9
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 86.1 8.8 83.5 10.1 83.9 9.8 84.9 9.1
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 144.9 17.8 139.2 19.1 141.2 19.2 142.9 18.1
Hs-CRP (mg/l)# 0.18 1.05 0.16 1.03 0.17 1.04 0.17 1.05
Female  
Age (years) 58.8 10.2 57.0 9.7 58.4 11.5 58.7 10.6
Fasting blood glucose (mmol/L) 6.1 1.9 5.9 1.8 6.0 1.8 6.1 2.0
Fasting insulin (pmol/L) 82.4 54.4 74.5 55.6 83.6 65.7 79.2 60.4
HOMA-IR 3.2 2.6 2.9 2.8 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.2
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 1.5 0.9 1.4 0.8 1.5 1.0 1.5 0.9
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.2 0.3 1.2 0.3 1.2 0.3 1.2 0.3
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.5 0.8 3.5 0.8 3.4 0.8 3.4 0.8
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 80.8 11.6 79.0 11.7 79.1 11.3 80.1 11.3
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 143.3 21.9 139.3 21.6 139.7 22.6 142.0 22.0
Hs-CRP (mg/l) # 0.21 1.05 0.18 1.04 0.20 1.05 0.21 1.05
  1. %FM: percent body fat mass, BMI: body mass index, WHR: waist-to-hip ratio, WC: waist circumference, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)
  2. #: geometric mean was presented.
  3. *The cutoff values for %FM: ≥29.6 in men and ≥40.1 in women; for BMI: ≥24; for WHR: ≥0.9 in men and ≥0.85 in women; for WC: ≥90 cm in men and ≥80 in women.