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Table 2 General characteristics of study participants in T2DM case and control group

From: Interaction between peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma polymorphism and obesity on type 2 diabetes in a Chinese Han population

Variables T2DM cases group (n = 647) Control group (n = 650) p values
Age (years) 56.7 ± 14.8 55.4 ± 14.2 0.107
Males N (%) 310 (47.9) 296 (45.5) 0.391
Smoke N (%) 153 (23.6) 174 (26.8) 0.257
Alcohol consumption N (%) 144 (22.2) 136 (20.9) 0.559
High fat diet N (%) 106 (16.4) 114 (17.5) 0.579
Low fiber diet N (%) 118 (18.2) 96 (14.8) 0.092
WC (cm) 89.1 ± 15.8 86.8 ± 16.5 0.010
BMI (kg/m2) 25.8 ± 6.8 23.3 ± 6.6 <0.001
TG (mmol/l) 2.1 ± 0.67 1.8 ± 0.70 <0.001
TC (mmol/l) 5.3 ± 1.2 4.7 ± 1.1 <0.001
HDL (mmol/l) 1.21 ± 0.33 1.32 ± 0.27 <0.001
  1. Median and inter quartile for TG; mean ± standard deviation for age, FPG, TC, HDL-C
  2. TC total cholesterol, HDL high density lipoprotein, FPG fast plasma glucose, TG triglyceride