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Table 3 Description of biochemical and anthropometric parameters among healthcare professionals and students (n = 319)

From: Unhealthy dietary patterns among healthcare professionals and students in Mexico

  Total Men Women aP
Median 25th and 75th percentile Median 25th and 75th percentile Median 25th and 75th percentile  
Waist circumference (cm) 77.1 69.5–84.2 82.8 76.9–92.6 74.4 68.0–80.5 0.001*
bBMI (kg/m2) 23.2 20.8–26.2 24.8 22.0–27.1 22.8 20.5–25.7 0.001*
Diastolic Blood Pressure 69.5 64.2–75.5 71.5 63.7–77.2 68.5 64.5–74.7 0.130
Systolic Blood Pressure 115.0 107.0–124.0 124.0 117.0–132.2 111.0 105.0–118.5 0.001*
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/L) 72.0 66.5–78.0 72.0 67.5–79.0 72.0 66.0–77.0 0.334
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L) 166.0 142.5–188.5 152.5 133.0–185.0 167.0 146.5–189.0 0.027*
HDL Cholesterol (mmol/L) 52.0 46.0–60.0 49.0 42.0–53.5 55.0 48.0–62.5 0.001*
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 73.0 54.0–106.5 82.0 52.0–130.0 69.0 54.0–101.0 0.103
LDL Cholesterol (mmol/L) 94.0 76.2–114.3 91.3 72.5–114.9 95.1 77.0–114.0 0.388
  1. aThe difference between medians was calculated using the Mann-Whitney U test. *P < 0.05 was considered significant
  2. bBMI Body mass index
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