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Table 1 Means of clinical and laboratory characteristics of the subjects

From: Metabolic syndrome among pre- and post-menopausal rural women in Bangladesh: result from a population-based study

Variable Overall Pre-menopause Post-menopause P value
  (n = 1802) (n = 1094) (n = 708)  
Age, years 39.98 ± 13.97 31.36 ± 9.24 53.31 ± 8.49 <0.001
BMI, kg/m2 21.88 ± 3.97 21.87 ± 3.99 21.89 ± 3.94 0.95
Waist circumference, cm 76.83 ± 8.32 76.89 ± 8.54 76.73 ± 7.98 <0.001
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 116.93 ± 21.38 110.56 ± 17.95 126 ± 22.51 <0.001
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 75.53 ± 10.78 73.00 ± 9.80 79.44 ± 11.07 <0.001
Fasting blood glucose, mmol/L 6.22 ± 2.72 5.77 ± 2.12 6.91 ± 3.35 <0.001
Total cholesterol, mg/dL 181.09 ± 72.32 176.15 ± 70.00 188.75 ± 75.18 <0.001
HDL cholesterol, mg/dL 41.38 ± 30.47 37.34 ± 17.69 45.69 ± 43.20 <0.001
Triglyceride, mg/dL 130.02 ± 109.95 114.79 ± 92.64 153.60 ± 128.94 0.007
  1. Values are Mean ± SD. BMI: Body mass index, HDL cholesterol: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol.