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Table 2 Demographic and anthropometric factors in subjects with and without metabolic syndrome and acanthosis nigricans

From: Prevalence of Acanthosis Nigricans in an urban population in Sri Lanka and its utility to detect metabolic syndrome

Variable Acanthosis nigricans (subjects with metabolic syndrome n = 1025) Acanthosis nigricans (subjects without metabolic syndrome n = 1924)
  Present Absent p value Present Absent p value
  n = 296 (28.9) n = 729 (71.1)   n = 217 (11.3) n = 1707 (88.7)  
Age 51.8 (7.4) 54.6 (7.0) < 0.001 49.4 (7.8) 52.0 (8.0) < 0.001
Males 94 (31.8) 239 (33.0) 0.71 111 (51.2) 899 (52.5) 0.72
BMI 28.4 (4.0) 25.5 (3.4) < 0.001 27.2 (3.8) 22.4 (3.8) < 0.001
Waist 95.3 (8.5) 90.3 (8.6) < 0.001 92.0 (9.4) 81.2 (9.6) < 0.001
WHR 0.97 (0.07) 0.96 (0.07) < 0.001 0.96 (0.07) 0.92 (0.07) 0.02