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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population by sex and obesity class

From: Waist circumference does not predict circulating adiponectin levels in sub-Saharan women

  Normal weight (n = 16) Overweight (n = 28) Obese (n = 26)
M F P M F P M F P
N 9 7   17 11   7 19  
Age (years) 37.1 ± 13.9 39.3 ± 7.5 0.72 41.4 ± 9.2 37.8 ± 10.9 0.36 48.1 ± 4.1 45.9 ± 11.0 0.61
BMI (kg.m -2 ) 22.2 ± 1.2 23.5 ± 1.4 0.07 27.5 ± 1.4 28.2 ± 1.4 0.20 32.2 ± 2.0 35.2 ± 3.1 0.03
Fat mass (kg) 12.2 ± 4.1 19.7 ± 3.8 0.002 20.5 ± 2.9 28.4 ± 2.5 0.000 32.0 ± 8.3 38.4 ± 7.0 0.06
Waist girth (cm) 77.3 ± 5.3 79.6 ± 3.2 0.35 95.4 ± 4.5 88.6 ± 6.1 0.005 103.7 ± 2.9 100.7 ± 11.5 0.51
HOMA IR index 0.68 ± 0.14 0.72 ± 0.34 0.93 0.96 ± 0.51 0.94 ± 0.42 0.91 1.36 ± 0.53 1.13 ± 0.61 0.41
Adiponectin (mg/L) 12.8 ± 3.4 13.0 ± 8.2 0.82 8.1 ± 4.0 11.6 ± 3.3 0.03 5.3 ± 1.7 10.7 ± 4.3 0.003