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Table 1 Subjects characteristics

From: Elevated serum neutrophil elastase is related to prehypertension and airflow limitation in obese women

Characteristics Group1 (n = 30) Group2 (n = 30) Group3 (n = 30)
Age (years) 33.5 ± 7.7 34.4 ± 9 36.5 ± 5.2
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 43.4 ± 9.4* 38.9 ± 4.3¤¶ 22.8 ± 1.83
WC (cm) 115.1 ± 15.4* 103.8 .6.6¶ 72.6 ± 4.6
SBP (mm Hg) 129.5 ± 5.5* 118 ± 4¶ 118.7 ± 6.3
DBP (mm Hg) 83.1 ± 2.5* 78 ± 4¶ 76 ± 4.98
FH of HTN 80% 50%¤¶ 23.3%
hs-CRP (μg/ml) 3.1 ± 0.6* 2. 3 ± 1¤¶ 1.8 ± 0.6
TC (mg %) 220.9 ± 38.2* 180.2 ± 20.6¤¶ 157.6 ± 19.04
TG (mg %) 206.4 ± 16.4* 133.7 ± 31.6¤ 95.8 ± 31.07
LDL-c (mg %) 142.9 ± 26.2* 117.7 ± 20.2¤¶ 95.5 ± 19.8
HDL-c (mg %) 37.8 ± 5.3* 42.8 ± 6.5¤¶ 52.9 ± 2.1
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation
  2. * p ≤ 0.05: group 1 vs. group 3; ¤ p ≤ 0.05: group 2 vs. group 3; ¶ p ≤ 0.05: group 1 vs. group 2
  3. Group 1: obese prehypertensive women
  4. Group 2: obese normotensive women
  5. Group 3: normal controls
  6. BMI: Body mass index
  7. WC: Waist circumference
  8. SBP: Systolic blood pressure
  9. DBP: Diastolic blood pressure
  10. FH of HTN: Family history of hypertension
  11. hs-CRP: High sensitivity C-reactive protein
  12. TC: Total cholesterol
  13. TG: Triglyceride
  14. LDL-c: Low density lipoprotein cholesterol
  15. HDL-c: High density lipoprotein cholesterol