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Table 1 Demographic and phenotypic characteristics of the study population.

From: Gene expression profiling in whole blood identifies distinct biological pathways associated with obesity

Variable Obese Lean p-value
N 17 17 -
Female (%) 9(53%) 12(70%) -
Age (yrs) 52.2(10.2) 47(9.3) 0.1270
BMI at baseline (kg/m2) 44.8(8.1) 20.7(1.9) 0.0000
BP, diastolic (mm Hg) 84.4(8.2) 69.8(8.7) 0.0001
BP, systolic (mm Hg) 143.0(11.8) 119.1(12.3) 0.0000
Waist circumference (cm) 125.7(15.1) 77.7(7.3) 0.0000
Weight (kg) 127.6(26.5) 58.8(8.3) 0.0000
Body fat (%) 45.9(7.3) 22.0(6.9) 0.0000
Fat free mass (kg) 67.4(10.3) 45.7(7.9) 0.0000
Fat mass (kg) 59.5(19.9) 12.9(4.2) 0.0000
Fasting glucose (mmol/L) 6.3(2.2) 4.8(0.4) 0.0102
Insulin (pmol/L) 99.8(56.7) 27.6(11.0) 0.0001
HbA1c (%) 5.9(0.8) 5(0.4) 0.0002
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.0(0.2) 1.6(0.3) 0.0000
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.2(0.6) 3.3(0.9) 0.6441
Cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.1(0.8) 5.4(0.9) 0.2673
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.9(1.8) 0.9(0.5) 0.0399
Thyroid stimulating hormone (mU/L) 2.6(1.3) 1.9(1.6) 0.2073
  1. Values for continuous measures are shown as average (standard error); p-values are obtained from two-sided Student's t-test, assuming unequal variances between groups.