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Table 1 Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics and the baseline metabolic profiles of asthmatics with metabolic syndrome and those without metabolic syndrome

From: Understanding asthma and the metabolic syndrome - a Nigerian report

Variables Asthmatics with metabolic syndrome Asthmatics without metabolic syndrome p value
Mean age(Years) 52.64 ± 11.67 45.15 ± 11.67 0.007
Sex (Frequency/%)    
Male 13.0(46.4) 50.0(38.5)  
Female 15.0(53.6) 80.0(61.5) 0.500
Educational level (Frequency/%)    
None 1.0(3.6) 37.0(27.6)  
Primary 24.0(85.7) 73.0(54.5)  
Secondary 0.0(0.0) 6.0(4.5)  
Tertiary 3.0(10.7) 14.0(10.4) 0.015
Mean duration of asthma (Years) 14.6 ± 9.8 13.8 ± 12.6 0.700
Mean FBS(mg/dl) 86.2 ± 18.4 82.4 ± 12.0 0.192
Mean total fasting cholesterol(mg/dl) 224.6 ± 36.7 185.7 ± 38.3 <0.001
Mean triglyceride(mg/dl) 64.6 ± 12.6 62.0 ± 13.2 <0.001
Mean HDL-Chol(mg/dl) 58.5 ± 9.5 51.7 ± 7.5 <0.001
Mean LDL-Chol(mg/dl) 143.9 ± 35.7 117.6 ± 30.9 <0.001
  1. HDL-Chol = High density lipoprotein-Cholesterol. LDL-Chol = Low density lipoprotein -Cholesterol.