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Table 1 General characteristics of study subjects

From: Major components of metabolic syndrome and nutritional intakes in different genotype of UCP2 −866G/A gene polymorphisms in patients with NAFLD

Variable NAFLD (N = 75) Control (N = 76) Mean difference (95 % CI) P*
Sex     
 Male [n (%)] 36 (48 %) 29 (38.2 %) 0.25
 Female [n (%)] 39 (52 %) 47 (61.8 %)  
Age (years) 40.65 (8.41) 38.87 (8.2) 1.78 (−0.89 to 4.46) 0.18
BMI (kg/m2) 31.78 (4.17) 31.38 (4.04) 0.40 (−0.92 to 1.72) 0.54
WC (cm) 103.12 (9.46) 100.14 (8.72) 2.98 (0.55 to 5.90) 0.04
WHR 0.92 (0.06) 0.89 (0.06) 0.02 (0.002 to 0.04) 0.03
BMR (kcal/day) 1739.64 (290.53) 1679 (96.31) 60.64 (−33.74 to 155.02) 0.20
FM (%) 32.67 (8.58) 34.57 (8.02) −1.90 (−4.57 to 0.76) 0.16
FFM (%) 67.06 (8.11) 65.51 (7.84) −1.55 (−4.11 to 1.02) 0.23
TC (mg/dl) 183.44 (36.91) 187.96 (28.89) −4.52 (−15.17 to 6.13) 0.40
HDL-C (mg/dl) 43.24 (11.4) 48.29 (11.6) −5.05 (−8.75 to −1.35) 0.008
LDL-C (mg/dl) 104.11 (34.62) 111.52 (26.43) −6.81 (−16.71 to 3.09) 0.03
FSG (mg/dl) 90.59 (11.24) 89.59 (9.93) 0.63 (−2.78 to 4.03) 0.71
ALT (IU/l) 49.96 (25.958) 26.84 (9.814) 23.12 (16.82 to 29.41) <0.001
AST (IU/l) 32.99 (14.86) 23.08 (6.12) 9.91 (6.26 to 13.55) <0.001
TG (mg/dl) 152.00 (114.00–225.00) 118.50 (79.50–198.00) 0.004
Physical activity     0.56
 MET: 3–6 62 (82.7 %) 60 (78.9 %)  
 MET > 6 13 (17.3 %) 16 (21.1 %)  
  1. Italic values are statistically significant at P <0.05
  2. BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, WHR waist to hip ratio, BMR basal metabolic rate, FM fat mass, FFM fat free mass, FSG fasting serum glucose, TC total cholesterol, TG triglyceride, HDL-C high density cholesterol, LDL-C low density cholesterol, ALT alanine amino transferase, AST aspartate amino transferase, MET metabolic equivalent
  3. * P value for sex, physical activity and TG based on Chi Square tests and U Mann–Whitney respectively; otherwise based on independent t test using equal variable. TG are presented based on median (percentile 25th–percentile 75th) and other variables data are presented based on mean (SD)