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Table 2 Characteristics of the whole sample subdivided in light, moderate andheavy smokers.

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

Variable Light smokers Moderate smokers Heavy smokers
  (n = 17) (n = 41) (n = 59)
Age (years) 39.2 ± 12.7* 46.2 ± 9.6 56.6 ± 7.8
BMI (kg/m2) 22.3 ± 3.5* 25.6 ± 4. 3 26.6 ± 5.1
Fat mass (%) 35.5 ± 10.0 40.5 ± 11.9 41.1 ± 12.5
Waist circumference (cm) 82.7 ± 12.7* 92.5 ± 13.3 96.5 ± 13.6
TG (mg/dL) 124 ± 49* 164 ± 72* 190 ± 44
HDL Col (mg/dL) 52 ± 13 46 ± 13 45 ± 15
Basal glycaemia (mg/dL) 84 ± 14 94 ± 16 104 ± 29
SBP (mmHg) 124 ± 11 126 ± 13 132 ± 13
DBP (mmHg) 82 ± 6 83 ± 8 84 ± 7
Years smoked (years) 16.6 ± 7.8* 29.1 ± 9.7* 40.9 ± 8.6
PY3 (n) 12.5 ± 6.2* 32.1 ± 9.9* 63.4 ± 15.0
  1. * p < 0.05.
  2. 1SBP Systolic Blood Pressure.
  3. 2DBP Diastolic Blood Pressure.
  4. 3PY Pack Years.