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Table 1 Clinical and biochemical characteristics of women of the microarray study.

From: Gene expression profiling of subcutaneous adipose tissue in morbid obesity using a focused microarray: Distinct expression of cell-cycle- and differentiation-related genes

  Patients (n = 15) Controls (n = 10) P*
Current smokers, n (%) 3 (20) 0 (0) 0.237
Age (years) 49.6 ± 8.7 47.0 ± 17.4 0.770
Body mass index (Kg/m2) 48.1 ± 6.1 22.7 ± 3.4 < 0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 137.7 ± 15.1 117.8 ± 9.7 0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 82.3 ± 10.7 64.4 ± 11.0 0.002
Mean blood pressure (mmHg) 100.8 ± 10.5 82.2 ± 10.3 < 0.001
Serum creatinine (mg/dL) 0.81 ± 0.08 0.78 ± 0.10 0.215
Aspartate aminotransferase (U/L) 21.1 ± 8.8 17.7 ± 2.5 0.174
Alanine aminotransferase (U/L) 27.9 ± 17.2 15.0 ± 5.4 0.007
Fasting glucose (mg/dL) 106.0 ± 22.6 93.0 ± 4.0 0.030
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 204.9 ± 38.1 206.9 ± 36.8 0.728
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 150.0 ± 97.0 62.7 ± 21.9 0.001
  1. Data are means ± SD unless otherwise stated.
  2. *P value after Mann-Whitney U test for continuous data and Chi-square test or Fisher's exact test for categorical data as appropriate.