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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of diabetic cases and non-diabetic controls

From: A common polymorphism rs3781637 in MTNR1B is associated with type 2 diabetes and lipids levels in Han Chinese individuals

Characteristic Diabetic cases
(n = 1118)
Non-diabetic controls
(n = 1161)
P value*
Age (years) 60.2 ± 0.37 56.5 ± 0.32 <0.001
Men (%) 44.6 42.7 0.34
BMI (kg/m2) 24.4 ± 0.11 23.5 ± 0.09 <0.001
Fasting glucose (mmol/l) 8.17 ± 0.04 4.86 ± 0.01 <0.001
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.37(3.78-5.07) 5.10(4.50-5.80) <0.001
Triglyceride (mmol/l) 1.47(1.00-2.24) 1.40(1.00-1.90) <0.001
HDL-C (mmol/l) 1.12(1.00-1.38) 1.30(1.12-1.54) <0.001
LDL-C (mmol/l) 2.38(1.92-3.01) 3.07(2.50-3.60) <0.001
  1. Data are expressed as means ± SEM and median (interquartile range)
  2. *p value for comparison between cases and controls