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Table 2 Gender based prevalence of parameters in HIV infected patients using ART at Hawassa, Southern Ethiopia

From: Influences of gender in metabolic syndrome and its components among people living with HIV virus using antiretroviral treatment in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia

Parameters Males Females p value
n = 68 n = 117
Total cholesterol 188 (49.4) 201 (50.2) 0.19
 <200 mg/dl, n (%) 43 (63.2) 64 (54.7)  
 ≥200 mg/dl 25 (36.8) 53 (45.3) 0.26
HDL-cholesterol 42.1 (10.3) 51.1 (31.9) <0.0001
LDL-cholesterol 108 (37.7) 115 (42.4) 0.47
 <130 mg/dl, n (%) 46 (67.6) 82 (70.0)  
 ≥130 mg/dl, n (%) 22 (32.3) 35 (30.0) 0.47
Triglycerides 196 (104.2) 156 (98.5) 0.005
FBG 98.6 (15) 92.7 (17) 0.006
TC/HDL-c ratio 4.6 (1.3) 4.3 (1.2) 0.03
 <5, n (%) 42 (61.7) 93 (79.5)  
 ≥5, n (%) 26 (38.2) 24 (20.5) 0.009
WC 87.7 (10) 84 (9) 0.01
SBP 113.1 (14.2) 111.3 (16.5) 0.44
DBP 73.9 (9.7) 71.9 (10.1) 0.20
  1. Values are the Mean ± SD for continuous variables unless and otherwise indicated
  2. SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, TC total cholesterol, HDL-c high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-c low- density lipoprotein cholesterol, TG triglyceride, FBG fast blood glucose, SD standard deviation, WC waist circumference