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Table 2 Distribution of R219K, R1587K and I883M polymorphisms and allele frequencies according to sex

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

  Men (n = 87) Women (n = 360) P
R219K    
RR 39 (17.3%) 186 (82.7%) 0.08*
RK 45 (23.8%) 144 (76.2%)
KK 3(9.4%) 29 (90.6%)
R1587K    
RR 37 (17.5%) 174 (82.5%) 0.12*
RK 45 (23.5%) 146 (76.5%)
KK 5 (11.4%) 39 (88.6%)
I883M    
II 64 (20.7%) 245 (79.3%) 0.66*
IM 22 (17.2%) 106 (82.8%)
MM 1 (12.5%) 7 (87.5 %)
Allele frequencies for R219K polymorphism
R allele frequency 0.71 0.72 0.85**
K allele frequency 0.29 0.28
Allele frequencies for R1587K polymorphism
R allele frequency 0.68 0.69 0.85**
K allele frequency 0.32 0.31
Allele frequencies for I883M polymorphism
I allele frequency 0.86 0.83 0.4**
M allele frequency 0.17 0.14
  1. Fisher’s exact test - **Test for equality of proportions.