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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Association between serum uric acid and metabolic syndrome components in prepubertal obese children (Tanner Stage I) from Nuevo León, Mexico - a preliminary study

Variables Normal
(n = 61)
Obese
(n = 59)
p-value
Age, years 7.3 ± 1.1 8.0 ± 1.0 0.001a
Tanner Stage I I  
Body Mass Index 16.2 ± 1.2 26.2 ± 4.4 0.000a
Waist circumference, cm 55.8 ± 3.9 83.8 ± 11.0 0.000b
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 83.0 ± 8.9 94.1 ± 10.9 0.000a
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 59.6 ± 7.1 63.5 ± 9.6 0.056a
Fasting glucose, mg/dL 80.6 ± 6.6 80.2 ± 6.7 0.741b
Fasting Insulin, UI/mL 8.1 ± 3.2 26.8 ± 20.1 0.000 a
HOMA 1.6 ± 0.7 5.3 ± 4.0 0.000a
Triglycerides, mg/dL 104.5 ± 31.1 155.4 ± 88.9 0.001a
Total cholesterol, mg/dL 160.7 ± 25.3 163.6 ± 34.0 0.598b
LDL-C, mg/dL 87.3 ± 22.4 93.8 ± 28.5 0.165b
HDL-C, mg/dL 52.9 ± 13.4 39.0 ± 8.2 0.000a
Uric Acid, mg/dL 3.4 ± 0.6 4.4 ± 0.9 0.000b
  1. All data except Tanner Stage are presented as mean ± SD. aThe Mann-Whitney U test. bt-Test for independent samples