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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Individual variations and sex differences in hemodynamics and percutaneous arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) in Tibetan highlanders of Tsarang in the Mustang district of Nepal

  Total (n = 72) Men (n = 31) Women (n = 41) P-value
  Mean (95% CI)  
Age (y) 31.2 (29.7–32.7) 32.5 (30.5–34.6) 30.1 (28.1–32.3) 0.113
Height (cm) 158.4 (156.2–160.5) 165.2 (162.7–167.8) 153.2 (151.0–155.4) < 0.001
Weight (kg) 56.7 (54.4–59.1) 62.2 (59.4–65.0) 52.6 (49.5–55.6) < 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 22.6 (21.8–23.4) 22.9 (21.7–24.0) 22.4 (21.2–23.5) 0.544
Heart rate (bpm) 81.0 (78.4–83.6) 79.2 (75.5–82.9) 82.3 (78.6–86.1) 0.241
SBP (mmHg) 117.6 (114.6–120.6) 123.0 (118.4–127.6) 113.6 (109.9–117.2) 0.002
DBP (mmHg) 75.6 (73.1–78.0) 77.7 (74.0–81.3) 74.0 (70.6–77.3) 0.138
SpO2 (%) 92.4 (92.0–92.8) 92.5 (91.8–93.2) 92.4 (91.9–92.9) 0.820
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 13.6 (13.1–14.0) 14.6 (14.1–15.1) 12.7 (12.2–13.4) < 0.001
Finger temperature (°C) 33.8 (33.1–34.6) 34.4 (33.4–35.5) 33.4 (32.3–34.5) 0.179
  % (95% CI)  
Current smoking (yes) 22.5 (13.5–34.0) 35.5 (18.6–52.3) 12.5 (2.3–22.8) 0.043
Alcohol drinking (yes) 16.9 (8.2–25.6) 35.5 (18.6–52.3) 2.5 (0.0–7.3) < 0.001
Physical activity (yes) 74.6 (64.5–84.8) 67.7 (51.3–84.2) 80.0 (67.6–91.0) 0.279
  1. 95% CI 95% confidence interval, BMI Body mass index, SBP Systolic blood pressure, DBP Diastolic blood pressure, SpO2 Saturation of percutaneous oxygen