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Table 1 Demographic features of patients with and without activated BAT detected using 18F-FDG PET/CT

From: The Relationship between Brown Adipose Tissue Activity and Neoplastic Status: an 18F-FDG PET/CT Study in the Tropics

Characteristic With activated BAT
(n = 30)
Without activated BAT
(n = 1710)
p- value
Age (y) 40.6 ± 2.7 (12-73) 53.8 ± 0.3 (1-86) < 0.001*
BMI (kg/m2) 21.5 ± 0.6 (16.4-32.9) 24.0 ± 0.1 (13.0-40.6) < 0.001*
Fasting blood sugar (mg/dL) 83.6 ± 1.8 (56-104) 91.4 ± 0.4 (52-192) 0.032*
Gender (female:male) 26:4 697:1013 < 0.001
Outdoor temperature (°C) 23.0 ± 0.7(16.7-29.6) 25.3 ± 0.1 (14.2-31.5) 0.001
Cancer: Non-cancer 21:9 1150: 560 0.750
  1. Data are means ± standard error and (range).
  2. *Student's t- test; χ2 test; Mann-Whitney U- test.