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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study subjects

From: Serum C1q/TNF-related protein-3 (CTRP3) levels are decreased in obesity and hypertension and are negatively correlated with parameters of insulin resistance

Factor NW OB
NW-NBP NW-HTN OB-NBP OB-HTN
Age (year) 49.21 ± 8.95 49.90 ± 8.63 49.28 ± 8.73 48.16 ± 7.87
Gender (M/F)# 66(43/23) 67(48/19) 58(35/23) 55(37/18)
BMI (kg/m2) 22.50 ± 1.45 22.10 ± 1.65 28.02 ± 1.65ab 28.52 ± 2.00ab
WC (cm) 79.88 ± 6.51 81.36 ± 7.02 91.80 ± 7.29ab 95.79 ± 5.76abc
WHR 0.87 ± 0.05 0.89 ± 0.05a 0.91 ± 0.06a 0.95 ± 0.05abc
SBP (mmHg) 119.26 ± 9.44 154.76 ± 11.39a 125.97 ± 10.09ab 159.89 ± 14.54ac
DBP (mmHg) 75.89 ± 6.61 100.07 ± 7.51a 77.97 ± 7.07b 101.65 ± 11.46ac
UA (μmol/l) 295.10 ± 72.89 332.22 ± 78.21a 346.61 ± 68.96a 387.85 ± 99.98ab
TG (mmol/l) 1.39 ± 0.60 2.05 ± 1.15a 2.05 ± 1.48a 2.41 ± 1.02abc
TC (mmol/l) 4.97 ± 0.92 5.38 ± 0.94a 5.03 ± 0.82b 5.25 ± 0.83
LDL-C (mmol/l) 2.70 ± 0.59 2.74 ± 0.58 2.80 ± 0.50 2.72 ± 0.49
HDL-C (mmol/l) 1.58 ± 0.40 1.41 ± 0.25 1.34 ± 0.28a 1.33 ± 0.34a
FBG (mmol/l) 5.38 ± 0.52 5.29 ± 0.54 5.60 ± 0.57ab 5.47 ± 0.47
FINS (pmol/l) 9.54 ± 3.23 10.93 ± 3.07 14.47 ± 6.13ab 16.13 ± 5.19ab
WBC (109 cells/l) 5.25 ± 1.07 6.06 ± 1.17a 5.90 ± 1.50a 6.05 ± 1.50a
RBP4(μg /ml) 50.97 ± 15.19 65.09 ± 17.09a 49.76 ± 14.72b 64.08 ± 18.86ac
HOMA-IR 2.29 ± 0.85 2.60 ± 0.90a 3.64 ± 1.71ab 3.93 ± 1.34ab
HOMA-β 109.83 ± 51.11 130.62 ± 46.54a 145.83 ± 69.43a 175.19 ± 80.73abc
Smoking (%)# 32.8 37.0 33.6 33.6
Drinking (%)# 26.6 34.7 51.4ab 51.4ab
  1. Data represent the means ± SD or frequency (percentage).
  2. CTRP3, TG, FINS, HOMA-IR and HOMA-β were log-transformed prior to analysis.
  3. #chi-squared test.
  4. ap < 0.01 compared with NW-NBP.
  5. bp < 0.01 compared with NW-HTN.
  6. cp < 0.01 compared with OB-NBP.
  7. NW, normal weight subject; OB, obese subject; NW-NBP, NW with normal blood pressure.
  8. NW-HTN, NW with hypertension; OB-NBP, OB with normal blood pressure; OB-HTN, OB with hypertension.
  9. BMI, body mass index; WC, waist circumference; WHR, waist-to-hip ratio.
  10. SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure.
  11. UA, uric acid; TG, triglyceride; TC, total cholesterol.
  12. LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
  13. FBG, fasting blood glucose; FINS, fasting plasma insulin; WBC,white blood cell.
  14. HOMA-IR, HOMA-IR index; HOMA-β, HOMA β cell function index.