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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of clinical and metabolic characteristics of subject studied (control vs. metabolic syndrome)

From: Gender-specific associations of serum sex hormone-binding globulin with features of metabolic syndrome in children

Parameters Control Metabolic syndrome p value
N (boys/girls) 390 (170/220) 119 (56/63)  
Age (years) 13.95 ± 1.18 14.39 ± 1.23 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 21.69 ± 4.65 23.15 ± 4.36 0.004
Waist circumference (cm) 62.07 ± 20.57 23.15 ± 24.13 0.009
Hip circumference (cm) 76.89 ± 26.51 81.99 ± 28.27 0.076
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 117.81 ± 12.88 127.84 ± 16.53 0.000
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 69.50 ± 11.34 74.98 ± 13.86 0.000
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.80 ± 0.93 4.13 ± 1.05 0.001
Glucose (mmol/l) 4.95 ± 0.87 5.55 ± 0.98 0.000
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 0.96 ± 0.22 0.91 ± 0.22 0.000
Triglycerides (mmol/l)a 1.05 ± 0.47 1.52 ± 0.59 0.000
Sex-hormone binding globulin (nmol/l) 60.47 ± 29.43 51.76 ± 30.03 0.006
  1. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation for normal continuous variables
  2. Significant p-values (< 0.05) were italicized
  3. aNon-Gaussian distribution