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Table 1 Age, body mass index, and biochemical characteristics

From: Oxidative stress as a risk factor for osteoporosis in elderly Mexicans as characterized by antioxidant enzymes

  Healthy (n = 50) Osteoporosis (n = 44)
Age (years) 67.9 ± 6.5 69.7 ± 7.3
Body Mass Index (BMI) (kg/m2) 29.30 ± 3.9 27.85 ± 4.7
Glucose (mg/dL) 103 ± 13.8 94 ± 13.2
Urea (mg/dL) 29 ± 3.9 28 ± 4.7
Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.82 ± 0.26 0.89 ± 0.48
Urate (mg/dL) 5.0 ± 1.6 4.6 ± 1.4
Cholesterol (mg/dL) 222 ± 43 218 ± 53
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 203 ± 102 180 ± 72
HDL (mg/dL) 47 ± 10.5 50 ± 14.7
Albumin (g/dL) 4.3 ± 0.5 4.2 ± 0.5
Hemoglobin (g/dL)   
   Female 14.8 ± 1.0 14.1 ± 1.1
   Male 15.7 ± 1.5 15.8 ± 1.7
Hematocrit (%)   
   Female 46 ± 2.9 44 ± 3.6
   Male 49 ± 4.2 48 ± 5.0
Total leukocytes/mm3 6359 ± 1456 6459 ± 2273
  1. Mean value ± SD (standard deviation), t-test p > 0.05.