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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the sample

From: Prevalence rate of Metabolic Syndrome in a group of light and heavy smokers

Variables Men Women Total p-value
  n = 68 n = 49 n = 117  
Age (years) 49.7 ± 11.2 50.7 ± 11.7 50.1 ± 11.3 p = 0.639
BMI (kg/m2) 26.6 ± 4.9 24.3 ± 4.3 25.6 ± 4.8 p < 0.01
Fat mass (%) 25.6 ± 6.1 35.5 ± 6.7 29.7 ± 7.9 p < 0.0001
Waist circumference (cm) 97.7 ± 14.3 86.5 ± 13.7 93.0 ± 15.0 p < 0.0001
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 188 ± 125 140 ± 56 168 ± 105 p < 0.01
HDL Cholesterol (mg/dL) 43 ± 14 51 ± 12 46 ± 14 p < 0.002
Basal glycaemia (mg/dL) 100 ± 27 93 ± 18 97 ± 24 p = 0.157
SBP1 (mmHg) 129 ± 14 126 ± 10 128 ± 13 p = 0.250
DBP2 (mmHg) 83 ± 8 81 ± 6 83 ± 7 p = 0.148
Pack years (n) 35.2 ± 8.8 27.4 ± 9.6 32.3 ± 16.5 p < 0.001
  1. 1SBP Systolic Blood Pressure.
  2. 2DBP Diastolic Blood Pressure.