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Table 1 General characteristics of obese youth stratified by sex (n = 182)

From: Intra-abdominal fat is related to metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fat liver disease in obese youth

  Total (n = 182) Male (n = 88) Female (n = 94) P
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Age (years) 11.0 (2.7) 11.1 (2.8) 11.1 (2.7) 0.994
Fasting glucose (mg/dL) 82.0 (7.1) 82.7 (7.2) 81.1 (6.9) 0.126
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 115.11 (51.3) 117.7 (58.5) 112.6 (43.7) 0.507
Cholesterol (mg/dL) 163.5 (32.9) 164.8 (36.3) 162.3 (29.4) 0.601
HDL-C (mg/dL) 43.1 (9.9) 42.9 (10.4) 43.3 (9.4) 0.771
LDL-C (mg/dL) 97.4 (28.9) 98.4 (31.8) 96.4 (25.9) 0.641
IAAT (cm) 4.4 (1.6) 4.81 (1.65) 3.97 (1.34) 0.001
SCAT (cm) 3.3 (1.4) 3.34 (1.55) 3.22 (1.28) 0.550
%BF 46.1 (5.4) 44.6 (5.5) 46.6 (4.8) 0.012
TrunkBF (kg) 17.9 (6.9) 15.2 (7.1) 14.3 (7.8) 0.440
SBP (mmHg) 116.3 (19.6) 117.5 (22.4) 115.2 (16.5) 0.426
DBP (mmHg) 69.0 (11.9) 68.4 (13.4) 69.5 (10.2) 0.551
NAFLD (%) 26.4 36,4 17.0 0.005
MS components (%)     
Hyperinsulinemia 65.4 69.3 61.7 0.356
EBP 35.7 37.5 34 0.740
Dyslipidemia 46.2 50 42.6 0.391
MS 48.4 52.3 44.7 0.381
  1. SD standard-deviation, HDL- C high density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL- C low density lipoprotein cholesterol, SBP systolic blood pressure; DBP diastolic blood pressure, IAAT intra-abdominal adipose tissue, SCAT subcutaneous adipose tissue, % BF percentage of body fatness, EBP elevated blood pressure, MS metabolic syndrome, NAFLD non-alcoholic fat liver disease.