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Table 1 General characteristics of the study participants by gender

From: A Taiwanese food frequency questionnaire correlates with plasma docosahexaenoic acid but not with plasma eicosapentaenoic acid levels: questionnaires and plasma biomarkers

  Women (n = 140) Men (n = 157)  
  Mean SD Mean SD P value
Age (yr) 59.7 12.5 59.8 12.8 0.97
BMI (kg/m2) 19.9 2.7 20.5 2.5 0.08
Waist circumference (cm) 85.6 9.4 89.7 8.9 0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 122.6 16.9 120.9 14.6 0.37
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 73.6 11.0 75.1 12.2 0.25
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 198.7 33.7 193.0 40.9 0.19
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 136.1 143.7 153.4 125.7 0.27
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 52.6 10.4 44.8 9.6 <.0001
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 120.9 31.1 119.6 34.2 0.73
Glucose (mg/dL) 98.0 14.2 102.0 17.0 0.031
Uric acid (mg/dL) 5.42 1.33 6.60 1.48 <.0001
Postprandial glucose (mg/dL) 134.5 53.6 153.2 96.4 0.18
HbA1c (%) 5.63 0.65 5.61 0.72 0.86
  %   %   
Current cigarette smoker 2.1   19.1   <.0001
Current drinking 2.9   31.2   <.0001
Hyperlipidemia 27.1   29.9   0.59
Hypertension 42.9   49.0   0.29
Type 2 diabetes 7.9   12.7   0.17
On Lipid-lowering medication     
  Statins 21.4   22.3   0.86
  Ezetimibe 2.1   3.2   0.58
  Fibrates 1.4   4.5   0.13
  1. BMI: body mass index; HbA1c: glycated hemoglobin; HDL: high density lipoprotein; LDL: low density lipoprotein; SD: standard deviation.