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Table 2 Biochemical characteristics according to sex.

From: Prevalence of insulin resistance and its association with metabolic syndrome criteria among Bolivian children and adolescents with obesity

Characteristic Females (n = 31) Males (n = 30) P value *
  (Mean ± SD) (Mean ± SD)  
Fasting insulin(pmol/liter) 98.2 ± 75.3 144.9 ± 125.5 0.0438
Fasting Glucose (mmol/liter) 4.1 ± 0.85 4.25 ± 0.56 0.2353
Insulin resistance (HOMA) 2.6 ± 2.2 3.3 ± 1.81 0.1013
Total cholesterol (mmol/liter) 4.31 ± 1.07 4.64 ± 1.22 0.1332
Triglycerides (mmol/liter) 1.20 ± 0.43 1.42 ± 0.55 0.0518
HDL (mmol/liter) 0.88 ± 0.21 0.96 ± 0.24 0.0360
LDL (mmol/liter) 3.06 ± 0.63 3.03 ± 0.59 0.5810
  1. * T test