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Table 2 Anthropometric and biochemical characteristics by sex

From: High prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis and its risk factors among Tibetan highlanders living in Tsarang, Mustang district of Nepal

Variables Male (n = 27) Female (n = 50) p value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Age (years) 53.5 ± 11.3 51.2 ± 11.8 0.3981
BMI (kg/m2) 23.8 ± 3.1 23.7 ± 4.2 0.9017
SBP (mmHg) 135.7 ± 26.2 116.4 ± 22.6 0.0023
DBP (mmHg) 84.6 ± 13.4 78.3 ± 13.1 0.0517
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 13.9 ± 1.9 14.4 ± 2.2 0.3839
SpO2 (%) 89.2 ± 3.2 88.6 ± 5.1 0.5616
  1. Data were analyzed by Welch’s t tests for comparison of variables between males and females
  2. a. Data from 1 female participant did not include BMI, SBP, DBP, or SpO2
  3. b. Hemoglobin could not be measured for 5 male participants and 2 female participants due to severe deformation of finger joints or machine troubles