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Table 1 Clinical characteristics and laboratory determinations of the study population

From: Effects of kiwi consumption on plasma lipids, fibrinogen and insulin resistance in the context of a normal diet

  Less than 1 kiwi/week More or equal than 1 kiwi/week  
N = 1114 (75.2 %) N = 355 (24.2 %)
  Mean or Number (N) SD or % Mean or Number (N) SD or % p value
Age (years) 54.7 14.0 55.7 12.6 0.203
Gender, male (n, %) 497 44.6 80 22.5 <0.01
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 213.1 39.8 214.9 35.1 0.414
HDL-Cholesterol (mg/dL) 57.8 15.6 62.3 14.3 <0.01
LDL-Cholesterol (mg/dL) 133.0 36.4 132.7 31.9 0.894
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 125.7 118.9 105.7 75.5 <0.01
Fibrinogen (mg/dL) 376.3 89.9 363.0 82.0 0.019
HOMAir 1.97 1.69 1.67 1.19 <0.01
Diabetes (n, %) 88 7.9 28 7.9 0.992
Lipid-lowering drugs (n, %) 213 19.1 68 19.2 0.988