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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Association of gender, ABCA1 gene polymorphisms and lipid profile in Greek young nurses

  Men (n = 87) Women (n = 360) Total (n = 447) P*
Anthropometric data
Age (years) 21 [20–25] 23 [21–25] 22 [21–25] 0.13
BMI (Kg/m2) 24 [22–26] 23 [20–24] 22 [20–25] <0.001
Waist (cm) 92 [87–97] 87 [80–94] 88 [81–95] <0.001
Mean BP (mmHg) 87 [80–90] 83 [76.7-90] 87 [80–90] 0.007
Lipid profile (mg/dl)
Total Cholesterol 204 [155–250] 198 [158–238] 198 [158–240] 0.38
Triglycerides 131 [97–185] 89 [61–152] 97 [65–167] <0.001
HDL cholesterol 59 [46–76] 66 [52–83] 65 [51–82] 0.01
LDL cholesterol 108 [74–149] 105 [76–128] 106 [76–132] 0.25
Apo A1 114 [96–154] 153 [111–189] 147 [107–183] <0.001
Other variables
Smoking (yes/no) - (%) 48/38 (56%-44%) 127/207 (38%-62%) 175/245 (42%-58%) 0.003
History of CAD (yes/no) - (%) 12/68 (15%-85%) 79/228 (26%-74%) 91/296 (23.5%-76.5%) 0.04
  1. *Comparisons are made according to sex. Statistical tests performed: Mann–Whitney U test or Pearson’s chi-square test were employed for comparison of continuous or categorical data, respectively.