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Table 2 General characteristics by gender in all children

From: Relationship of metabolic syndrome and its components with -844 G/A and HindIII C/G PAI-1 gene polymorphisms in Mexican children

  Gender
Variables Boys
n= 48
Girls
n= 52
Pvalue
Age (years) c 9 (6-11) 9 (6-11) 0.1
BMI (kg/m 2 ) c 18 (14-28) 18 (14-26) 0.1
Obesity (%)    0.5
Yes 24 (50) 23 (44)  
No 24 (50) 29 (56)  
Circumferences    
Waist (cm) c 67 (55-90) 66 (56-85) 0.2
Arm (cm) c 21 (17-28) 20 (16-29) 0.4
Skinfolds    
Biceps (mm) b 15 ± 4.7 16 ± 4.4 0.2
Triceps (mm) c 14 (10-22) 15(9-22) 0.5
Subscapular (mm) c 13 (6-22) 15(6-22) 0.4
Biochemical measurements    
Glucose (mg/dL) c 97 (75-112) 93(70-112) 0.04
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) b 175 ± 30 168 ± 29 0.2
Triglycerides (mg/dL) c 101(36-204) 102 (38-200) 0.8
HDL-C (mg/dL) c 43(25-98) 46 (23-99) 0.9
Insulin (μU/mL) c 6 (0.8-31.3) 8 (0.4-21) 0.8
HOMA c 1.5 (0.18-7.2) 1.7 (0.08-5.1) 0.6
Insulin resistance a    0.07
Yes 13 (41) 15 (37)  
No 19 (59) 25 (63)  
  1. a) Data provided in n and percentages. Chi square test; b) Data provided in means ± SD. Student's t test; c) Data provided in median and percentile 5-95. Mann-Whitney test