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Published online 2012 September 1. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-139

Table 3

Comparison of adiponectin levels between the non-obesity and the obesity groups by each sex

 
Boys
Girls
 
Non-obesity
Obesity
P valueaNon-obesity
Obesity
P valuea
 (n = 814)(n = 32)(n = 792)(n = 16) 
HMW-adn (μg/mL)
2.70
1.99
<0.001
2.88
1.45
<0.001
T-adn (μg/mL)
6.18
4.78
<0.001
6.54
4.45
<0.001
HMW-adn/T-adn0.440.38<0.0010.440.31<0.001

HMW-adn: High molecular weight adiponectin, T-adn: Total adiponectin, HMW- adn/T-adn: The ratio of HMW-adn to T-adn.

Values are median.

Obesity was defined by the criteria of the International Obesity Task Force.

aWilcoxon rank-sum test.