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Table 1 Background characteristics of the MMP-9 subgroupsa

From: Lipoprotein docosapentaenoic acid is associated with serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 concentration

  Group Ibn = 29 Group IIcn = 29 Significanced(p-value)
Sex (female/male) 16/13 16/13 1.000000
MMP9 (μg/l) 32.8 ± 5.1 53.8 ± 8.4 0.000000
Age (years) 38.6 ± 10.4 39.7 ± 11.1 0.70
BMI (kg/m2) 24.9 ± 4.0 23.9 ± 3.1 0.32
Cholesterol (mmol/l) 5.44 ± 0.81 5.48 ± 1.13 0.90
Triacylglycerol (mmol/l) 1.26 ± 0.66 1.44 ± 1.26 0.51
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.65 ± 0.34 1.64 ± 0.42 0.90
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.22 ± 0.77 3.25 ± 1.11 0.90
ApoA-I (g/l) 1.61 ± 0.21 1.56 ± 0.21 0.47
ApoB (g/l) 0.90 ± 0.20 0.89 ± 0.26 0.76
fB-Glucose (mmol/l) 4.5 ± 0.6 4.4 ± 0.5 0.36
  1. aMeans ± SD are given; bMMP-9 <43 ug/l; cMMP-9 >43 ug/l; dMann-Whitney U-test