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Table 7 Serum concentrations for the main biochemical characteristics in female and male adolescents in HELENA study § #

From: Main characteristics and participation rate of European adolescents included in the HELENA study

  Female Male Total
n mean ± SD n mean ± SD n mean ± SD
Glucose (mg/dL) 568 89.2ψ ± 6.8 508 92.7 ± 7.3 1076 90.9 ± 7.2
Insulin (μlU/mL) 555 10.2 ± 6.4 499 10.0 ± 8.6 1054 10.1 ± 7.5
Total cholesterol (TC) (mg/dL) 568 167.1ψ ± 27.9 508 153.4 ± 25.6 1076 160.6 ± 27.7
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 568 73.5ψ ± 37.6 508 65.0 ± 31.7 1076 69.5 ± 35.2
High density lipoprotein cholesterol (mg/dL) 568 56.9ψ ± 10.9 508 52.7 ± 9.9 1076 55.0 ± 10.6
Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (mg/dL) 568 98.0ψ ± 25.1 508 90.4 ± 23.8 1076 94.4 ± 24.8
TC/HDL ratio 568 3.0 ± 0.6 508 2.9 ± 0.6 1076 3.0 ± 0.6
LDL/HDL ratio 568 1.7 ± 0.5 508 1.7 ± 0.6 1076 1.7 ± 0.6
Glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (U/L) 568 20.0ψ ± 7.2 508 24.1 ± 6.8 1076 21.9 ± 7.3
Glutamic pyruvic transaminase (U/L) 568 19.7ψ ± 8.2 508 23.4 ± 9.2 1076 21.5 ± 8.9
  1. § adolescents were included in ten cities: Athens in Greece, Dortmund in Germany, Ghent in Belgium, Heraklion in Greece, Lille in France, Pecs in Hungary, Rome in Italy, Stockholm in Sweden, Vienna in Austria and Zaragoza in Spain. # Data collected from 2006 to 2007.
  2. ψP < 0.05 for comparison between females and males (t-test).