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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of subjects

From: The impact and distinction of ‘lipid healthy but obese’ and ‘lipid abnormal but not obese’ phenotypes on lumbar disc degeneration in Chinese

 LH-NOLH-OLA-NOLA-O
Number10177123377
Gender (M/F)48/5332/4564/59178/199
Age (year)48.2 ± 8.347.0 ± 10.448.8 ± 7.548.2 ± 9.2
BMI (kg/m2)22.01 ± 2.7424.15 ± 3.64a22.61 ± 3.08b24.88 ± 3.30a,c
WHR0.82 (0.80, 0.84)0.91 (0.89, 0.95)a0.82 (0.78, 0.84)b0.91 (0.89, 0.94)a,c
TG (mmol/L)0.90 (0.72, 1.14)1.08 (0.81, 1.48)1.66 (1.06, 2.01)a,b2.25 (1.61, 3.10)a,b,c
TC (mmol/L)4.59 (4.22, 4.79)4.71 (4.30, 4.96)5.40 (5.09, 5.84)a,b5.44 (5.12, 6.18)a,b
HDL-C (mmol/L)1.47 (1.29, 1.76)1.34 (1.26, 1.51)a1.45 (1.13, 1.78)b1.23 (1.06, 1.38)a,b,c
LDL-C (mmol/L)2.60 (2.12, 2.79)2.76 (2.37, 3.02)3.27 (2.84, 3.78)a,b3.38 (3.02, 3.83)a,b
Subject percentage (%)20.831.225.239.0
DD percentage (%)4.26.58.313.5
  1. Data were expressed as mean ± standard deviation for normal distribution (age and BMI) and as median (interquartile range 25–75%) for skewed variables (WHR, TG, TC, HDL-C, and LDL-C)
  2. BMI body mass index, WHR waist to hip ratio, TG triglyceride, TC total cholesterol, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LH-NO lipid healthy and non-abdominal obese, LH-O lipid healthy and abdominal obese, LA-NO lipid abnormal and non-abdominal obese, LA-O lipid abnormal and abdominal obese, DD degenerated disc
  3. aMeans P < 0.05 versus LH-NO
  4. bMeans P < 0.05 versus LH-O
  5. cMeans P < 0.05 versus LA-NO