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Table 1 Baseline study sample characteristics according to genders

From: Head fat is a novel method of measuring metabolic disorder in Chinese obese patients

Parameters Men Women p-value
Number 20 46  
Age, years old 29.45 ± 8.65 31.37 ± 10.10 0.463
Head fat, g 1829.43 ± 337.66 1638.01 ± 321.99 0.032
Body weight, kg 102.13 ± 19.74 83.37 ± 12.07 0.001
BMI, kg/m 2 33.24 ± 4.46 31.85 ± 4.25 0.234
NC, cm 42.01 ± 4.66 38.30 ± 9.54 0.133
WC, cm 109.58 ± 14.69 99.50 ± 8.59 0.002
HC, cm 112.79 ± 11.13 107.48 ± 8.25 0.049
Visceral index 17.64 ± 6.37 12.19 ± 5.73 0.002
BM, kcal 2062.22 ± 339.91 1623.66 ± 189.49 <0.001
FPG, mmol/l 5.80 ± 1.75 5.43 ± 1.40 0.397
Fasting insulin, uU/ml 24.42 ± 13.78 23.75 ± 11.32 0.841
Fasting CP, ng/ml 3.85 ± 1.38 3.51 ± 1.26 0.358
TCH, mmol/L 4.90 ± 1.29 4.97 ± 0.96 0.824
TG, mmol/L 1.79 ± 0.78 1.75 ± 1.59 0.925
HDL-C, mmol/L 1.06 ± 0.26 1.24 ± 0.31 0.053
LDL-C, mmol/L 2.86 ± 1.22 2.84 ± 0.68 0.939
FFA, mmol/L 0.61 ± 0.22 0.61 ± 0.28 0.977
UA, umol/L 442.64 ± 92.08 368.43 ± 103.09 0.014
Upper limbs fat, g 5328.93 ± 1274.17 5493.33 ± 1304.78 0.637
Lower limbs fat, g 9843.77 ± 2838.54 10430.69 ± 2948.71 0.455
Total limbs fat, g 15172.70 ± 3746.38 15924.02 ± 3891.50 0.469
Trunk fat, g 17554.45 ± 3782.72 16420.15 ± 3596.75 0.251
Total fat except head, g 32731.45 ± 6787.01 32347.40 ± 6747.21 0.833
Total fat, g 34516.35 ± 6987.79 33989.90 ± 6875.77 0.758
Total fat, % 34.72 ± 4.41 41.30 ± 4.28 <0.001
  1. BMI, body mass index; NC, neck circumference; WC, waist circumference; HC, hip circumference; BM, basic metabolism; FPG, fasting plasma glucose; TCH, total cholesterol; TG, triglyceride; HDL-C, high density lipoprotein-cholesterol; LDL-C, low density lipoprotein cholesterol; FFA, free fat acid; UA, uric acid.
  2. Continuous data were described as means ± standard deviation.
  3. p- values < 0.05 were considered significant.