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Table 2 Comparisons of MSC levels between men and women, and between four age categories presented for each sex

From: Midnight salivary cortisol secretion and the use of antidepressants were associated with abdominal obesity in women with type 1 diabetes: a cross sectional study

  All Women Men P a Women P b Men P b
Age (years) 18–59 18–59 19–59   18–< 30 30–< 40 40–< 50 50–59   19–< 30 30–< 40 40–< 50 50–59  
N 190 86 104   19 19 25 23   21 16 28 39  
MSC (nmol/l) 5.0 (3.1, 7.6) 5.6 (3.2, 8.2) 4.6 (3.1, 6.9) 0.072 6.5 (2.9, 7.9) 5.4 (3.2, 7.9) 5.3 (3.1–9.0) 5.8 (3.6, 9.4) 0.87 4.6 (2.8–5.3) 3.2 (2.5, 4.7) 5.2 (3.1, 9.4) 5.3 (3.6, 8.6) 0.049
High MSCd 64 (32.6) 37 (43.0) 27 (26.0) 0.048c 9 (47.4) 6 (31.6) 12 (48.0) 10 (43.5) 0.75 c 2 (9.5) 3 (18.8) 9 (32.1) 13 (33.3) 0.027c
Inter–mediate MSCe 64 (33.7) 24 (27.9) 40 (38.5) 4 (21.1) 7 (36.8) 6 (24.0) 7 (30.4) 11 (52.4) 3 (18.8) 10 (35.7) 16 (41.0)
Low MSCf 62 (33.7) 25 (29.1) 37 (35.6) 6 (31.6) 6 (31.6) 7 (28.0) 6 (26.1) 8 (38.1) 10 (62.4) 9 (32.1) 10 (25.6)
  1. Data are presented as median (q1, q3) midnight salivary cortisol (MSC) or N (%). aMann–Whitney U test unless otherwise indicated. bKruskal–Wallis H test unless otherwise indicated. cLinear by linear association. d≥ 6.7 nmol/l, e≥ 3.7 to < 6.7 nmol/l, f< 3.7 nmol/l