Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Association between C-reactive protein, metabolic cardiovascular risk factors, obesity and oral contraceptive use in young adults

  Males Females
  N=446 N=376
CRP (mg/l)a 1.8 (1, 3) 3.3 (1, 7)
BMI (kg/m2) 25.3 (3.9) 25.0 (4.7)
Waist circumference (cm) 84.5 (8.4) 75.7 (9.27)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 121.7 (10.42) 111.6 (8.87)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 73.3 (10.23) 70.0 (7.94)
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 5.0 (1.00) 5.0 (0.97)
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 2.1 (1.32) 1.4 (0.74)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.2 (0.31) 1.5 (0.38)
Apolipoprotein A1 (g/l) 1.4 (0.20) 1.6 (0.28)
Apolipoprotein B (g/l) 1.0 (0.22) 0.9 (0.22)
Smokersb 172 (38.6) 143 (38.0)
Low SES (5 or 6)b 144 (32.3) 70 (18.6)
Health problems (2 or more)b 28 (6.2) 69 (18.4)
Combined oral contraceptive useb   152 (40.4)
Progestogen only contraceptiveb   30 (8.0)
  1. All data are expressed as mean (s.d.) unless noted.
  2. aGeometric mean (IQR).
  3. bN (%).