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Table 2 Blood lipids distribution in men and women with b-TM

From: Distribution of serum lipids and lipoproteins in patients with beta thalassaemia major; an epidemiological study in young adults from Greece

  Men (n = 88) Women (n = 104) P*
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 114 ± 33 129 ± 30 0.018
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 113 ± 43 112 ± 44 0.98
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 32 ± 11 37 ± 13 0.065
Total – HDL cholesterol ratio 3.7 ± 1.2 3.8 ± 1.5 0.75
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 128 ± 38 122 ± 36 0.01
Apolipoprotein-A1 (mg/dl) 123 ± 28 111 ± 17 0.01
Apolipoprotein-B (mg/dl) 60 ± 20 59 ± 15 0.10
Lipoprotein (a) (mg/dl) 6.3 ± 8.8 8.3 ± 9.1 0.01
  1. P value derived from the comparison between men vs. women after taking into account the effect of age, body mass index, and smoking habits.