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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the studied population

From: Decreased serum obestatin consequent upon TRIB3 Q84R polymorphism exacerbates carotid atherosclerosis in subjects with metabolic syndrome

Characteristics Control group MetS group P
(n = 258) (n = 260)
Sex (male/female) 155/103 159/101 0.802
Age (years) 54 ± 8 55 ± 9 0.182
WC (cm) 82.08 ± 7.69 97.42 ± 9.44 <0.001
SBP (mmHg) 114.90 ± 10.85 151.29 ± 22.82 <0.001
DBP (mmHg) 75.03 ± 7.34 93.47 ± 13.70 <0.001
TG (mmol/L) 1.02 ± 0.40 2.32 ± 1.30 <0.001
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.56 ± 0.36 1.22 ± 0.29 <0.001
FBG (mmol/L) 4.83 ± 0.60 6.61 ± 2.48 <0.001
Insulin (μU/mL) 10.63 ± 4.73 20.78 ± 11.20 <0.001
Log(Obestatin) 109.65 ± 14.79 95.50 ± 13.80 <0.001
  1. Data are means ± SD for normally-distributed variables.
  2. Abbreviations: MetS, metabolic syndrome; WC, Waist circumference; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; TG, triglycerides; HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; FBG, fasting blood glucose.