Table 1

Baseline characteristics of subjects
Characteristic Oat group (n=85) Control group (n=81) P Between groups
Age (y)1 52.7 (0.69) 53.7 (0.73) 0.341
Male (%)2 38.8% 39.5% >0.999
Height (cm)3 165.1 (0.49) 165.3 (0.50) 0.788
Waist circumference (cm)3 86.7 (0.92) 86.9 (0.94) 0.887
Weight (kg)3 69.7(0.94) 69.8 (0.97) 0.948
Body mass Index3 25.5 (0.32) 25.5 (0.33) 0.964
Smoker (%)1 18.8% 13.6% 0.405
Alcohol Use (%)1 32.9% 29.6% 0.738
Medication Use (%)1 50.6% 56.8% 0.441
Systolic BP (mmHg)3 124.7 (1.74) 129.0 (1.78) 0.085
Diastolic BP3 80.3 (1.06) 79.7 (1.09) 0.689
Total cholesterol (mmol/L)3 6.26 (0.074) 6.09 (0.076) 0.129
Triglycerides (mmol/L)3 2.06 (0.103) 1.89 (0.106) 0.279
High Density Lipoprotein (mmol/L)3 1.47 (0.029) 1.51 (0.030) 0.337
Low Density Lipoprotein (mmol/L)3 4.30 (0.075) 4.17 (0.077) 0.237
Plasmaglucose (mmol/L)3 5.63 (0.097) 5.47 (0.099) 0.277
Apo A1 (g/L)3 1.59 (0.032) 1.57 (0.033) 0.554
Apo B (g/L)3 0.96 (0.017) 0.91 (0.018) 0.044

1LSM (SE) and p-value obtained from ANOVA.

2Proportion and p-value obtained from 2-sided Fisher’s Exact test.

3LSM (SE) and p-value obtained from ANCOVA, where covariates were age, sex, smoking status, alcohol consumption, education status, medication use.

Zhang et al.

Zhang et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:54   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-54

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