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Table 2 General characteristics of subjects divided by baldness group

From: Associations among hair loss, oral sulfur-containing gases, and gastrointestinal and metabolic linked diseases in Japanese elderly men: pilot study

Characteristic Slight Moderate Severe P*
Number of subjects 67 64 39  
Age (years) 61.0 (2.1) 61.6 (2.3) 62.7 (2.5) 0.002
Height (cm) 165.9 (5.7) 165.2 (6.5) 163.4 (4.9) 0.11
Weight (kg) 68.0 (9.9) 65.6 (9.7) 64.2 (7.9) 0.10
Body mass index 24.7 (3.1) 23.9 (3.0) 23.9 (2.5) 0.33
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 146.2 (16.9) 146.9 (21.6) 144.6 (22.2) 0.86
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 84.3 (10.1) 83.5 (10.0) 84.4 (12.2) 0.88
Serum total cholesterol (mg/dL) 208.3 (34.7) 203.9 (32.9) 208.2 (30.5) 0.72
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 57.8 (15.0) 59.5 (16.1) 59.3 (14.2) 0.79
HbA1c (%) 5.30 (0.71) 5.27 (0.73) 5.33 (0.96) 0.93
Estradiol (E2) (pg/mL) 25.7 (6.4) 25.4 (6.1) 25.9 (6.4) 0.92
Testosterone (pg/mL) 13.2 (4.5) 12.7 (3.7) 13.2 (3.9) 0.76
Smoking habit     
   Never 13 17 13 0.47
   Past 36 35 17  
   Current 18 12 9  
Alcohol use     
   Never 3 7 3 0.66
   Light 9 7 4  
   Moderate 19 13 13  
   Severe 36 37 19  
Medical history     
   Hypertension 27 27 14 0.67
   Diabetes 11 9 5 0.96
   CVD 3 5 2 0.70
   CHD 6 10 8 0.36
   Hepatic 14 15 10 0.83
   Respiratory 7 7 1 0.41
   Gastric 28 31 20 0.57
   Hypercholesterolemia 15 8 3 0.098
  1. Values indicate number or mean (SD).
  2. CVD: cardiovascular disease; CHD: coronary heart disease.
  3. *Differences between groups were assessed using a chi-square test for categorical variables and an ANOVA for continuous variables.