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Table 1 Clinical and biochemical data of subjects

From: Association between the FTO rs9939609 polymorphism and the metabolic syndrome in a non-Caucasian multi-ethnic sample

Greenland Inuit Male Female P-value
n = 486 n = 622  
age (years) 46.2 ± 12.9 45.8 ± 13.1 NS (0.60)
BMI (kg/m2) 26.2 ± 4.6 26.7 ± 5.42 NS (0.072)
waist (cm) 91.1 ± 12.2 88.1 ± 13.5 0.0001
systolic BP (mmHg) 120 ± 17 119 ± 20 NS (0.14)
diastolic BP (mmHg) 74 ± 11 72 ± 11 <0.0001
total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.99 ± 1.18 6.02 ± 1.13 NS (0.77)
triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.15 ± 0.66 1.12 ± 0.61 NS (0.090)
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.90 ± 1.091 3.89 ± 1.062 NS (0.67)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.56 ± 0.49 1.62 ± 0.42 0.0015
fasting glucose (mmol/L) 5.83 ± 0.89 5.76 ± 1.34 NS (0.21)
MetS (%) 12.1 17.0 0.017
Oji-Cree n = 218 n = 291  
age (years) 35.9 ± 14.5 35.7 ± 14.7 NS (0.85)
BMI (kg/m2) 26.8 ± 4.6 29.1 ± 5.5 <0.0001
waist (cm) 96.9 ± 12.2 95.0 ± 11.9 NS (0.073)
systolic BP (mmHg) 122 ± 14 118 ± 16 <0.0001
diastolic BP (mmHg) 70 ± 12 67 ± 10 <0.0001
total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.83 ± 0.98 4.59 ± 0.82 0.0001
triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.63 ± 0.85 1.51 ± 0.71 0.0003
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 2.91 ± 0.823 2.62 ± 0.654 <0.0001
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.19 ± 0.30 1.28 ± 0.28 <0.0001
fasting glucose (mmol/L) 6.73 ± 3.25 6.77 ± 3.50 NS (0.61)
MetS (%) 30.3 39.2 0.028
South Asian n = 180 n = 147  
age (years) 49.9 ± 8.9 49.0 ± 9.6 NS (0.37)
BMI (kg/m2) 26.1 ± 4.35 26.5 ± 3.8 NS (0.37)
waist (cm) 94.7 ± 9.7 86.0 ± 10.6 <0.0001
systolic BP (mmHg) 121 ± 16 117 ± 19 0.034
diastolic BP (mmHg) 80 ± 12 71 ± 10 <0.0001
total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.26 ± 0.98 5.15 ± 0.94 NS (0.41)
triglycerides (mmol/L) 2.05 ± 1.31 1.92 ± 1.27 NS (0.30)
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.45 ± 0.846 3.18 ± 0.797 0.0069
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 0.95 ± 0.26 1.13 ± 0.32 <0.0001
fasting glucose (mmol/L) 5.95 ± 1.89 5.49 ± 1.58 0.020
MetS (%) 31.1 34.0 NS (0.38)
Chinese n = 148 n = 151  
age (years) 48.8 ± 9.3 46.6 ± 8.4 0.030
BMI (kg/m2) 25.2 ± 3.4 22.7 ± 3.5 <0.0001
waist (cm) 89.6 ± 9.1 75.2 ± 7.9 <0.0001
systolic BP (mmHg) 122 ± 17 112 ± 20 0.022
diastolic BP (mmHg) 80 ± 10 70 ± 12 <0.0001
total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.29 ± 1.00 4.85 ± 0.84 0.0057
triglycerides (mmol/L) 2.14 ± 1.61 1.38 ± 1.03 0.0055
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.34 ± 0.848 2.90 ± 0.719 0.0006
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.03 ± 0.29 1.33 ± 0.36 <0.0001
fasting glucose (mmol/L) 5.44 ± 1.29 4.98 ± 0.60 0.016
MetS (%) 28.4 10.6 0.0003
  1. 1n = 483, 2n = 620, 3n = 216, 4n = 289, 5n = 179, 6n = 169, 7n = 141, 8n = 139, 9n = 148
  2. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; BP, blood pressure; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; MetS, metabolic syndrome; NS, not significant.
  3. Data are means ± standard deviation (SD). P-values are adjusted for age; P-values for blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and glucose are also adjusted for BMI.