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Table 4 Comparison of means of anthropometric and laboratory parameters among male and female medical students

From: Risk factors of coronary heart disease among medical students in King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Variables Male (Mean ± SD) Female (Mean ± SD) Student’s t- test p
Weight (kg) 79.59 ± 21.02 58.43 ± 12.86 8.75 0.000
Height (m) 1.74 ± .068 1.57 ± 0.13 8.39 0.000
Body mass index 26.27 ± 6.10 23.30 ± 4.631 3.72 0.000
Waist circumference (cm) 92.18 ± 15.65 72.99 ± 9.06 10.99 0.000
SBP (mm Hg) 119.47 ± 11.17 112.26 ± 9.06 4.74 0.000
DBP (mm Hg) 78.55 ± 8.47 73.54 ± 9.33 3.47 0.001
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.33 ± 0.80 4.53 ± 0.79 1.44 0.152
Triglyceride (mmol/l) 0.84 ± 0.32 0.67 ± 0.29 3.35 0.001
LDL (mmol/l) 4.97 ± 0.68 4.96 ± 0.89 1.11 0.155
HDL (mmol/l) 1.23 ± 0.29 1.60 ± 0.40 4.42 0.000
Total HDL 3.71 ± 090 2.98 ± 0.74 4.52 0.000