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Table 7 Characteristics of the groups of patients used for confirmation by real-time pcr

From: Metabolic changes in type 2 diabetes are reflected in peripheral blood cells, revealing aberrant cytotoxicity, a viral signature, and hypoxia inducible factor activity

  T2DM MetS Obese controls p-value p-value p-value
  n = 6 n = 8 n = 4 DM2 vs OC DM2 vs MetS MetS vs OC
Age (years) 59.2 59.9 59.3 p = 0.99 0.82 0.87
Sex (m/f) 6/0 7/1 4/0 1 1 1
Height (cm) 172.2 178.5 178.0 0.10 0.16 0.94
Weight (kg) 84.2 103.2 101.7 0.006 0.09 0.87
BMI (kg/m2) 28.5 32.2 31.7 0.07 0.24 0.94
Waist (cm) 102.1 112.3 118.0 0.02 0.26 0.58
Syst BP (mm Hg) 143.5 137.7 126.5 0.09 0.42 0.09
Diast BP (mm Hg) 85.3 86.3 78.8 0.33 0.76 0.19
FPG (mmol/l) 8.4 6.4 5.5 0.0002 <0.0001 0.008
HbA1c (%) 6.6 5.8 5.4 0.01 0.03 0.22
Tot Chol (mmol/l) 4.8 5.2 5.0 0.79 0.35 0.60
HDL (mmol/l) 1.1 1.6 1.5 0.002 0.007 0.85
LDL (mmol/l) 3 3.1 3.1 0.85 0.69 0.90
TG (mmol/l) 1.9 1.1 0.8 0.04 0.03 0.08
  1. T2DM patients are identical to Table 1, the MetS group is expanded by 4 individuals compared to Table 1. All comparisons were performed by T-test, or Fisher’s exact for sex. Significant differences (p < 0.05) are indicated in bold. When variances were different, a Welch correction was applied