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Table 2 Summary of physiological and biochemical blood parameters for the MetS and non-MetS groups

From: Metabolic syndrome and body shape predict differences in health parameters in farm working women

Variable MetS ( n  = 46) Non-MetS ( n  = 34) p-value
Fasting Insulin (mIU/L) 35.69 (35.82–54.39) 17.36 (9.7–15.9) p = 0.02
CRP (mg/L)a 10.86 (7.9–12.3) 6.68 (4.8–8.8) p = 0.18
IGF-1 (ng / mL) b 79.50 (56.16–88.57) 61.85 (44.6–82.8) p = 0.41
SHBG (nmol/L) 42.57 (20.51–31.15) 73.84 (58.9–96.1) p = 0.0083
DO 1.20 ± 0.80–7.75 0.70 ± 0.30–1.70 p = 0.03
  1. All values are presented as mean and 95% Confidence Intervals (CI) with the exception of FAI, which is presented as median ± IQR. Student t-tests were employed for all parameters except for FAI, where Mann-Whitney U tests was employed. p < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant.aOnly n = 64 samples included for analysis. bOnly n = 61 samples included for analysis. CRP-C-reactive protein, FAI-free androgen index, IGF-1-insulin-like growth factor-1, MetS-metabolic syndrome, non-MetS-non-metabolic syndrome, SHBG-sex hormone binding globulin