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Table 7 Comparison of mean lipid parameters among diabetes patients according to age groups

From: Elevation of small, dense low density lipoprotein cholesterol—a possible antecedent of atherogenic lipoprotein phenotype in type 2 diabetes patients in Jos, North-Central Nigeria

  Subgroup 1 Subgroup 2 Subgroup 3   
Variable/Age (years) < 46
(n = 26)
46-60
(n = 98)
> 60
(n = 52)
F-value p-value
TC (mmol/L) 4.7 ± 0.9 5.36 ± 1.4 5.01 ± 1.3 3.058 0.050
TG (mmol/L) 1.29 ± 0.6 1.45 ± 0.7 1.43 ± 0.6 0.697 0.499
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.19 ± 0.2 1.23 ± 0.4 1.18 ± 0.3 0.358 0.700
LDL-C (mmol/L) 2.98 ± 0.9 3.45 ± 1.3 3.21 ± 1.1 1.862 0.158
sdLDL-C (mmol/L) 1.25 ± 0.4 1.46 ± 0.6 1.50 ± 0.7 1.432 0.242
lLDL-C (mmol/L) 1.72 ± 0.6 1.99 ± 0.6 1.69 ± 0.5 1.544 0.216
%LDL-C as dLDL-C 45.70 ± 15.4 44.02 ± 15.5 48.78 ± 16.9 0.896 0.410
  1. Values are expressed as Mean ± SD, ANOVA, p < 0.05 = significant