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Table 2 Clinical and biochemical characteristics of an independent set of male and female subjects

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

  Females (n = 41) Males (n = 17)
  Patients (n = 31) Controls (n = 10) Patients (n = 9) Controls (n = 8)
Current smokers, n (%) 13 (41.9) 0 (0)* 4 (44.4) 1 (12.5)*
Age (years) 36.4 ± 10.3 49.6 ± 14.9* 37.0 ± 12.6 51.3 ± 12.4*
Body mass index (kg/m2) 49.5 ± 7.3 23.4 ± 3.1* 49.3 ± 7.2 23.9 ± 1.6*
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 128.1 ± 13.6 121.1 ± 11.7 131.3 ± 11.3 128.0 ± 8.2
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 76.7 ± 9.7 66.7 ± 9.7* 83.1 ± 13.3 62.0 ± 3.8*
Mean blood pressure (mmHg) 84.7 ± 29.7 84.8 ± 9.7 88.1 ± 34.8 73.5 ± 30.1*
Serum creatinine (mg/dL) 0.79 ± 0.10† 0.76 ± 0.10† 1.15 ± 0.38 1.02 ± 0.13
Aspartate aminotransferase (U/L) 22.7 ± 9.9 17.1 ± 2.0 34.0 ± 28.0 19.2 ± 3.1
Alanine aminotransferase (U/L) 36.6 ± 32.8 14.6 ± 5.5* 61.3 ± 54.4 16.5 ± 2.8*
Fasting glucose (mg/dL) 99.5 ± 29.5 96.7 ± 8.9 120.6 ± 89.6 98.3 ± 10.7
Cholesterol (mg/dL) 190.8 ± 36.8 204.8 ± 39.9 199.6 ± 34.1 195.0 ± 19.3
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 118.1 ± 52.8 66.0 ± 20.9* 175.8 ± 99.3 104.1 ± 62.3
  1. Data are means ± SD unless otherwise stated.
  2. *P < 0.05 between patients and controls analyzed by Mann-Whitney U test for pair analysis after significant Kruskal Wallis test.
  3. P < 0.05 between females and males analyzed by Mann-Whitney U test for pair analysis after significant Kruskal Wallis test.