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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of adolescents who participated in the follow up study and those who did not

From: Adolescent lipoprotein classifications according to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) vs. National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) for predicting abnormal lipid levels in adulthood in a Middle East population

  Participants Non-participants P-value
Age (years) 16.45 ± 1.72 16.41 ± 1.69 0.6
Body mass index (kg/m2) 21.49 ± 4.37 21.23 ± 3.87 0.2
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.26 ± 0.85 4.31 ± 0.84 0.2
LDL-C (mmol/L) 2.62 ± 0.75 2.66 ± 0.74 0.2
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.09 ± 0.25 1.12 ± 0.26 0.05
Non-HDL-C (mmol/L) 3.17 ± 0.85 3.20 ± 0.84 0.4
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.22 ± 0.63 1.20 ± 0.60 0.3
TG/HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.24 ± 0.87 1.17 ± 0.74 0.08
TC/HDL-C (mmol/L) 4.08 ± 1.21 4.04 ± 1.17 0.5
  1. LDL-C; low density cholesterol, HDL-C; high density cholesterol, TG; triglycerides, TC; total cholesterol. Mean ± standard deviation were used to expressed for variables; comparison between baseline characteristics of participants and non-participants were done by Fisher Exact test.