Parameters 
Total
(n = 160) 
Case
(n = 120) 
Control
(n = 40) 
Pvalue 
Age(yrs) 
41.81± 1.08 
41.82 ± 1.27 
41.78 ± 2.01 
0.9867 
Anthropometric parameters 




Weight (Kg) 
70.54 ± 0.75 
70.83 ± 0.86 
69.68 ± 1.55 
0.5073 
Height (cm) 
163.80± 0.41 
164.00 ± 0.49 
163.30 ± 0.73 
0.4698 
BMI(Kg/m^{2}) 
26.26± 0.25 
26.31 ± 0.29 
26.11 ± 0.54 
0.724 
BSA (m^{2}) 
1.79± 0.01 
1.79 ± 0.01 
1.77 ± 0.02 
0.4444 
Underweight 
6/160(3.75) 
4/120(3.33) 
2/40(5.00) 
0.6403 
Normal 
44/160(27.50) 
30/120(25.00) 
14/40(35.00) 
0.2267 
Overweight 
90/160(56.25) 
71/120(59.17) 
19/40(47.50) 
0.2045 
Obese 
20/160(12.50) 
15/120(12.50) 
5/40(12.50) 
1.000 
Continuous data were presented as mean ± SEM; categorical data are presented
as proportion with percentages in parenthesis. Continuous data were compared
using unpaired ttest whilst categorical data were compared using Fischer’s exact
test. p is significant at the 0.05 level (2tailed). Underweight (BMI ≤ 20), Normal
weight (BMI 20–25), overweight (BMI 25–29.9) and obese (BMI ≥ 30) 