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Table 1 Characteristics of female and male study participants

From: Gender differences in cardiometabolic health and disease in a cross-sectional observational obesity study

  Female Male p value
n 259 173  
 Non-obese [n, (%)] 48 (18.5%) 28 (16.2%) 0.172*
 Obese [n, (%)] 211 (81.5%) 145 (83.8%) 0.530
Age [years] 44.0 ± 12.5 45.5 ± 11.9 0.230
BMI    
 Non-obese [kg/m2] 25.0 ± 3.6 24.1 ± 2.7 0.249
 Obese [kg/m2] 40.0 ± 7.4 41.8 ± 8.2 0.035
Obesity grade [n, (% obese)]    
 Grade 1 Obese [n, (%)] 66 (25.5%) 31 (17.9%) 0.172*
 Grade 2 Obese [n, (%)] 51 (19.7%) 44 (25.4%) 0.172*
 Grade 3 Obese [n, (%)] 94 (36.3%) 77 (40.5%) 0.172*
 MetS [n, (% obese)] 95 (45.0%) 98 (67.6%)  < 0.0001
 18–39 years [n, (%)] 28 (36.8%) 29 (72.5%)  < 0.0001
 40–55 years [n, (%)] 48 (49.5%) 43 (67.2%) 0.037
  > 55 years [n, (%)] 19 (50.0%) 26 (65.0%) 0.183
Metabolically Healthy Obese [n, (%)] 33 (15.6%) 6 (4.1%)  < 0.0001
  1. *The Pearson χ2 test was used to calculate for the independence of the rows (sex) and columns (BMI categories) in a standard two-way table. The χ2 associated with this table has 3 degrees of freedom and is 5.0. The observed differences are non-significant