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Table 1 Characteristics of the study subjects

From: Association of apolipoprotein E polymorphism with plasma lipid disorders, independent of obesity-related traits in Vietnamese children

Parameter Controls (N = 600) Cases (N = 249) P-value
Male (%) 70.9 67.3 0.304
Age (years)b 7.9 (6.9–9.0) 7.9 (6.9–8.7) 0.811
Weight (kg)b 28.4 (22.1–36.0) 30.9 (23.6–38.1) 0.010
Height (cm)a 128.8 ± 9.2 126.6 ± 9.1 0.744
BMI (kg/m2)b 16.8 (15.0–21.8) 19.6 (15.6–22.9) <0.0001
Waist circumference (cm)b 56.0 (51.5–67.5) 67.2 (55.7–73.9) <0.0001
WHRa 0.87 ± 0.065 0.89 ± 0.068 <0.0001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)b 107.0 (100.0–115.0) 109.0 (100.0–117.0) 0.210
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)b 68.0 (60.0–74.0) 69.0 (60.0–75.5) 0.608
Triglyceride (mg/dL)b 62.0 (48.7–77.9) 120.4 (103.5–149.6) <0.0001
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)b 147.1 (131.6–163.5) 160.8 (141.5–188.3) <0.0001
HDL-C (mg/dL)b 54.4 (47.1–62.2) 47.1 (38.9–56.8) <0.0001
LDL-C (mg/dL)b 82.6 (72.3–96.3) 94.4 (78.1–119.1) <0.0001
  1. BMI body mass index, WHR waist to hip ratio, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, TC total cholesterol
  2. P-values obtained by Student T test or Mann–Whitney U test or Chi-square test. Bold values indicate significant difference between cases and controls
  3. aData are mean ± SD
  4. bData are median (interquartile range)