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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Do obese but metabolically normal women differ in intra-abdominal fat and physical activity levels from those with the expected metabolic abnormalities? A cross-sectional study

  MHO MetAb  
n 20 19 p
  Central tendency Variability Central tendency Variability  
Fasting glucose (mmol/l-1)a 5.37 (5.19-5.69) 6.17 (5.75-7.6) < 0.001
2-hour glucose (mmol/l-1)b 5.63 (5.13-6.18) 7.72 (6.71-8.89) 0.001
Triglycerides (mmol/l-1)c 1.40 (0.43) 2.34 (0.72) < 0.001
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l-1) 1.48 (0.24) 1.32 (0.24) 0.036
Systolic BP (mmHg)b 119.5 (113.3-126.0) 125.6 (118.4-135.4) 0.193
DiastolicBP (mmHg)b 85.1 (82.5-87.8) 91.7 (86.4-97.4) 0.037
Weight (kg)a 99.5 (88.2-112.3) 108.9 (93.7-119.5) 0.213
Body Mass Index (kg/m2)a 38.9 (35.1-43.7) 41.3 (38.1-47.9) 0.137
Age (yrs) c 46.1 (9.8) 47.5 (9.6) 0.651
  1. a Median (interquartile range), Mann-Whitney test for difference; b Geometric mean (95% confidence intervals); c Mean (SD)