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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of participants

From: Oatmeal induced gut microbiota alteration and its relationship with improved lipid profiles: a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial

Variable Oatmeal (n = 14) Control (n = 14) P value
Age 45.7 ± 2.5 49.4 ± 2.6 0.32
Gender (men/women) 7/7 6/8 1.00a
Occupation (medical/office worker/others) 10/2/2 6/6/2
Body weight (kg) 64.8 ± 2.2 64.4 ± 2.9 0.93
Waistline (cm) 83.3 ± 1.6 82.3 ± 1.7 0.68
Hip circumference (cm) 96.3 ± 1.4 94.8 ± 1.3 0.46
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 122.3 ± 3.4 119.2 ± 3.2 0.51
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 72.0 ± 2.2 71.5 ± 2.9 0.57b
BMI (kg/m2) 23.5 ± 0.6 23.6 ± 0.7 0.92
WHR 0.87 ± 0.01 0.87 ± 0.02 0.85
TC (mmol/L) 6.03 ± 0.08 5.79 ± 0.09 0.06
TG (mmol/L) 1.44 ± 0.13 1.08 ± 0.07 0.02
LDL-C (mmol/L) 3.64 ± 0.12 3.40 ± 0.13 0.17
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.68 ± 0.07 1.69 ± 0.07 0.92
non-HDL-C (mmol/L) 4.35 ± 0.11 4.11 ± 0.10 0.11
sdLDL-C (mmol/L) 1.06 ± 0.12 0.73 ± 0.04 0.02
apoB (mmol/L) 1.16 ± 0.04 1.07 ± 0.03 0.09
Energy (kcal/day) 1414.1 ± 80.1 1425.7 ± 110.4 0.84b
Carbohydrate (g/day) 146.5 ± 11.0 156.4 ± 16.9 0.98b
Fat (g/day) 64.8 ± 3.5 61.1 ± 2.9 0.48b
Protein (g/day) 61.2 ± 5.0 62.5 ± 5.9 0.84b
Fiber (g/day) 7.1 ± 1.4 5.8 ± 1.2 0.47
Cholesterol (mg/day) 259.3 ± 31.6 306.8 ± 42.8 0.38
Every-week working day (day/week) 5.18 ± 0.10 3.86 ± 0.58 0.10b
Every-day working time (h/day) 8.86 ± 0.41 6.14 ± 0.94 0.01b
Sitting time (h/day) 7.54 ± 0.73 6.46 ± 0.64 0.28
Commuting time (min/day) 74.6 ± 10.5 91.4 ± 17.4 0.70b
Weekly frequency of medium intensity exercise 0.17 ± 0.10 0.24 ± 0.08 0.35b
Weekly frequency of heavy intensity exercise 0.06 ± 0.03 0.11 ± 0.05 0.64b
House working time (min/day) 36.9 ± 13.6 66.8 ± 17.0 0.09b
Sleeping time (h/day) 6.64 ± 0.18 6.79 ± 0.25 0.80b
  1. Values were presented as mean ± SE
  2. aChi-square test
  3. bMann–Whitney U test (two-tailed). Otherwise, independent-sample t test (two-tailed) was used