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Table 4 Comparison the characteristics of patients developing and not developing MetSa

From: Metabolic syndrome in Thai schizophrenic patients: a naturalistic one-year follow-up study

  Patients developing MetS
(N = 7)
Patients not developing MetS
(N = 28)
Significant difference
Number of male patients 3 (42.9) 9 (32.1) Fisher's exact test,
p = .68
Age, years 38.7 ± 12.9 35.3 ± 11.4 t = .69, df = 32,
p = .49
Age at schizophrenia onset, years 27.0 ± 15.1 26.3 ± 8.8 t = .15, df = 32,
p = .88
Duration of antipsychotic treatment 11.6 ± 8.7 8.1 ± 6.0 t = 1.25, df = 32,
p = .22
Number of hospitalizations 2.1 ± 1.7 1.9 ± 3.0 t = .18, df = 32,
p = -.86
Patients reporting metabolic disturbances in their 1st degree relatives    
   1. Obesity 1 (14.9) 2 (7.1) Fisher's exact test,
p = .51
   2. Dyslipidemia 0 (0.0) 3 (10.7) Fisher's exact test,
p = 1.00
   3. Hypertension 3 (42.9) 10 (35.7) Fisher's exact test,
p = .68
   4. Diabetes mellitus 0 (0.0) 4 (14.3) Fisher's exact test,
p = .56
  1. aData shown as mean ± SD and N (%)
  2. Abbreviation: MetS = metabolic syndrome.