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Table 1 Demography, life-style, biochemical parameters indicating chronic diseases and MRSA colonization among study subjects

From: Assessment of healthiness among long term inhabiting army soldiers in dry zone of Sri Lanka

Parameters Value
Mean ± SD
Comments and p value
Age 39.5 ± 3.5 years  
Sex All were (100%) males  
BMI 21.4 ± 2.2 kg/m2 Within heathy range (17.5–24.9 kg/m2)
Blood pressure
 Systole 128 ± 11.5 mmHg Within heathy range (< 140 mmHg)
 Diastole 82 ± 7.5 mmHg Within heathy range (< 90 mmHg)
Fasting blood sugar 86 ± 11.1 mg/dl Within heathy range (70–100 mg/dl)
Lipid profile
 HDL 56.5 ± 8.1 mg/dl Within heathy range (> 40 mg/dl-men)
 LDL 115.5 ± 12.3 mg/dl All of them were at the desirable (100–129 mg/dl)
 Total cholesterol 178.5 ± 19.4 mg/dl Within heathy range (< 200 mg/dl)
 Triglycerides 188.5 ± 9.4 mg/dl All of them were above desirable (150–199 mg/dl)
Life-style
 Exercise 100 min/day* Heathy range 150 aerobic activity per week. (p = 0.02)
 Sleeping 5.5 ± 0.5 h/day Heathy range 6.5–7 h/day (p = 0.03)
Habits
 Smoking
  Current (n = 168) 0.5 ± 0.1 pack years  
  Ex-smokers (n = 34) 0.8 ± 0.3 pack years  
 Alcohol consumption (n = 400) 32 ± 3 units/week Safe level for males 21 units/day (p = 0.03)
 Beetle chewing 12.7% (52/412)  
MRSA: MSSA colonization 298: 112  
Nasal MRSA: MSSA 198: 102  
Perineum MRSA: MSSA 132: 68  
Axilla MRSA: MSSA 244: 96 Axillary MRSA colonization was significant (p = 0.02)
  1. * Includes 50-push-ups, 50-sits-ups, 5-mile run and aerobics for 50 min