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Table 1 General and biochemical parameters of the study participants

From: Oxidant–antioxidant status and assessment of cardiovascular morbidity in Pan Masala containing Tobacco users: a cross-sectional study

Variables PMT users (n = 100) Non users (n = 80) p value
Age 37.94 (6.05) 33.61 (7.57) < 0.001
Gender (n)
 Male 87 65 NS
 Female 13 15  
Dietary habit (n)
 Veg 8 6 NS
 Non-veg 92 74  
BMI (kg/m2) 24.91 (3.73) 24.0 (4.0) 0.078*
SBP (mmHg) 129.35 (12.67) 117.69 (8.41) < 0.001*
DBP (mmHg) 90.35 (9.70) 79.50 (7.94) < 0.001*
Vegetable (/week)
 < 7 85 69 0.813**
 7 15 11  
Fruits (/week)
 < 7 87 68 0.700**
 7 13 12  
Duration (years) 11.41 (7.0) NA
Quantity (Pkt/day) 6 (3.13) NA
Albumin (g/l) 41.90 (4.44) 45.09 (4.89) < 0.001*
Uric acid (μmol/l) 333.98 (73.92) 405.30 (127.94) < 0.001*
Bilirubin (μmol/l) 9.97 (6.40) 9.85 (6.07) 0.933*
Vitamin C (μmol/l) 58.18 (25.34) 90.05 (28.46) < 0.001*
Vitamin E (μmol/l) 51.37 (16.59) 64.83 (22.58) < 0.001*
MDA (nmol/ml) 8.26 (1.67) 4.40 (1.83) < 0.001*
TC (mg/dl) 210.44 (44.7) 161.54 (31.78) < 0.001*
TG (mg/dl) 157.18 (82.16) 122.14 (45.32) < 0.001*
LDL-C (mg/dl) 132.71 (42.14) 92.49 (26.69) < 0.001*
HDL-C (mg/dl) 45.50 (8.71) 47.33 (9.28) 0.177*
  1. * Independent t test
  2. ** Chi square
  3. p < 0.05 is considered statistically significant