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Table 1 Cohort characteristics

From: Extensive alterations of the whole-blood transcriptome are associated with body mass index: results of an mRNA profiling study involving two large population-based cohorts

Variables SHIP-TREND KORA F4
Mean age [years] 50.1 ± 13.7 70.4 ± 5.4
Females 555 (56.0 %) 493 (49.6 %)
Active smokers 214 (21.2 %) 66 (6.7 %)
Mean body height [cm] 169.8 ± 9.0 165.3 ± 8.8
Body weight [kg] 79.0 ± 15.1 78.9 ± 13.7
Body mass index (BMI) [kg/m2] 27.3 ± 4.6 28.9 ± 4.5
Waist circumference [cm] 88.0 ± 12.9 98.6 ± 12.1
Waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) 0.87 ± 0.09 0.91 ± 0.08
Fasting glucose [mg/dL] 97.9 ± 11.2 104.8 ± 22.8
2-hour glucose OGTT [mg/dL] 117.3 ± 36.7 128.7 ± 42.4
Fasting insulin [mU/L] 6.7 ± 8.3 10.4 ± 33.5
Homeostasis model assessment insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) 1.15 ± 1.72 2.82 ± 8.95
HbA1c [%] 5.19 ± 0.57 5.77 ± 0.69
Leptin [ng/mL] 15.6 ± 14.5 22.4 ± 24.3
Red blood cell count [Tpt/L] 4.63 ± 0.39 4.50 ± 0.40
White blood cell count [pt/nl] 5.72 ± 1.48 6.00 ± 1.81
Platelet count [pt/nl] 225.7 ± 50.3 244.7 ± 65.1
Hematocrit [l/l] 0.42 ± 0.03 0.41 ± 0.03
Systolic blood pressure (SBP) [mmHg] 124.4 ± 16.9 128.7 ± 20.0
Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) [mmHg] 76.6 ± 9.8 74.0 ± 10.1
  1. Data are given as mean ± standard deviation or as number and percent (in parentheses). OGTT oral glucose tolerance test, Tpt/L 1012 cells/L