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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population by sex and insulin resistance category (highest sex-specific HOMA-IR quartile)

From: Appropriate waist circumference cut points for identifying insulin resistance in black youth: a cross sectional analysis of the 1986 Jamaica birth cohort

Characteristic Men Women
  Insulin Resistant (n = 74) Insulin Sensitive (n = 241) Insulin Resistant (n = 81) Insulin Sensitive (n = 311)
Age (years) 19.3 ± 0.5 19.3 ± 0.5 19.3 ± 0.5 19.4 ± 0.5
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg)a, d 115 ± 11 113 ± 10 110 ± 8 107 ± 8
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 71 ± 10 69 ± 11 67 ± 9 67 ± 9
Body Mass Index (kg/m2)b, d 25.5 ± 6.3 21.7 ± 3.1 27.5 ± 7.5 22.1 ± 4.5
Waist Circumference (cm)b, d 80 ± 14 73 ± 9 83 ± 16 71 ± 10
Fasting glucose (mmol/L)b, d 4.9 ± 0.5 4.7 ± 0.4 4.6 ± 0.4 4.4 ± 0.4
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L)b 4.4 ± 1.0 4.0 ± 0.7 4.4 ± 0.9 4.5 ± 0.8
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L)a, d 1.1 ± 0.2 1.2 ± 0.3 1.2 ± 0.3 1.3 ± 0.3
Triglycerides (mmol/L)b, c 0.7 ± 0.4 0.6 ± 0.2 0.6 ± 0.3 0.5 ± 0.2
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/L)b 3.0 ± 0.9 2.6 ± 0.7 3.0 ± 0.9 2.9 ± 0.7
HOMA-IR†b, d 1.2 (1.1, 1.5) 0.6 (0.5, 0.7) 1.8 (1.5, 2.0) 0.8 (0.6, 1.0)
  1. a P < 0.05 in men, b P < 0.01 in men c P < 0.05 in women, d P < 0.01 in women † - Median (25th-75th centile) - comparisons made using Wilcoxon Test