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Table 2 Anthropometric and biochemical characteristics of study participants*

From: Night shift work and inflammatory markers in male workers aged 20–39 in a display manufacturing company

Variables Work schedule group (n = 244) p-value
Daytime
(n = 112)
Former shift
(n = 46)
Current shift
(n = 86)
BMI (kg/m2) 24.2 ± 2.8 24.0 ± 2.4 24.4 ± 2.5 0.629
WC (cm) 82.9 ± 6.5 81.5 ± 7.1 83.6 ± 6.4 0.216
SBP (mmHg) 124.8a ± 9.7 126.5 ± 7.6 128.1a ± 9.1 0.046
DBP (mmHg) 77.0a ± 7.8 77.8 ± 6.6 80.9a ± 6.7 0.001
FBS (mg/dL) 90.1a ± 7.7 91.1b ± 8.4 96.0a,b ± 11.9 <0.001
HbA1c (%) 5.30a ± 0.24 5.32b ± 0.25 5.48a,b ± 0.33 <0.001
TG (mg/dL) 113.1 ± 74.2 133.9 ± 74.5 137.5 ± 84.0 0.068
HDL-C (mg/dL) 53.8 ± 12.1 50.0 ± 13.3 50.5 ± 11.5 0.082
LDL-C (mg/dL) 119.0 ± 27.0 123.0 ± 21.4 125.1 ± 26.1 0.248
Uric acid (mg/dL) 5.87 ± 1.01 5.94 ± 0.85 6.01 ± 1.17 0.665
Leukocyte count (cells/μL) 5556a,b ± 1123 6210a ± 1366 6530b ± 1216 <0.001
hs-CRP (mg/L) 0.65a ± 0.43 0.75 ± 0.43 0.86a ± 0.72 0.029
  1. BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, FBS fasting blood sugar, HbA1c glycated hemoglobin, TG triglycerides, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, hs-CRP high-sensitivity C-reactive protein
  2. *values are mean ± standard deviation
  3. compared using by one-way analysis of variance
  4. a,bsame letters indicate statistical significance based on Bonferroni’s multiple comparison