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Table 2 Results of the physical examination and laboratory tests of the subjects

From: The Association between Shift Work and the Metabolic Syndrome in Female Workers

Physical examinations and laboratory tests Daytime workers (n = 71) Shift workers (n = 183) p-value
  mean ± SD mean ± SD  
WC (cm) 71.5 ± 6.0 75.0 ± 5.5 0.471
BMI (kg/m [2]) 22.4 ± 3.7 23.9 ± 2.9 0.043
SBP (mmHg) 117.3 ± 13.0 125.1 ± 17.1 0.008
DBP (mmHg) 74.7 ± 7.5 77.5 ± 9.3 0.139
FBS (mg/dL) 85.5 ± 12.7 98.4 ± 37.0 0.003
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 180.6 ± 30.8 193.0 ± 35.2 0.225
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 103.2 ± 26.6 112.2 ± 31.6 0.117
TG (mg/dL) 87.8 ± 58.4 105.5 ± 66.2 0.025
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 60.9 ± 15.7 59.1 ± 15.1 0.540
  1. WC, waist circumference; BMI, body mass index; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; FBS, fasting blood sugar; LDL, low density lipoprotein; TG, triglyceride; HDL, high density lipoprotein.
  2. † calculated by t-test.