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Table 1 Subjects' characteristics according to the menopausal status

From: Salivary pH as a marker of plasma adiponectin concentrations in Women

  Pre-menopause (n = 53) Menopause (n = 98) p-value
Age (years) 47.9 ± 7.2 64.8 ± 7.6 < 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 27.6 ± 5.6 29.3 ± 5.6 0.083
Waist girth (cm) 89.5 ± 12.6 94.9 ± 13.3 0.018
Salivary pH 6.63 ± 0.33 6.76 ± 0.32 0.017
Glycemia(mmol/L) 5.68 ± 2.11 6.04 ± 1.85 NS
Glycerol (mmol/L) * 0.07 ± 0.07 0.11 ± 0.05 < 0.001
TC (mmol/L) 5.78 ± 1.41 6.16 ± 1.14 0.072
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.37 ± 0.49 1.40 ± 0.34 NS
LDL-C(mmol/L)a 3.76 ± 1.03 3.69 ± 0.86 NS
TG (mmol/L) * 1.35 ± 3.93 1.90 ± 3.15 0.005
Adiponectin (μg/m) * 6.22 ± 4.54 7.69 ± 4.66 0.027
Systolic BP 121.09 ± 17.37 133.61 ± 16.73 < 0.001
Diastolic BP 74.15 ± 8.84 72.77 ± 9.07 NS
Type 2 diabetes (%)** 22.6 41.8 0.018
  1. Abbreviations: BMI: body mass index; TC: total cholesterol; HDL-C: high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C: low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; TG: triglycerides; BP: Blood pressure. Mean ± SD. NS: p > 0.1 a n = 143
  2. *P-values have been obtained after the log10-transpormation of the data. Geometric means are shown.
  3. ** χ-2 value