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Table 1 Characteristics of all pancreatic islet donors divided by sex

From: Sex differences in the genome-wide DNA methylation pattern and impact on gene expression, microRNA levels and insulin secretion in human pancreatic islets

Phenotype Males Females P -value
n 53 34  
Age (years) 56 ± 11 58 ± 10 0.7
BMI (kg/m2) 25.6 ± 3.0 26.1 ± 4.1 0.7
Hba1ca (%) 5.6 ± 0.5 5.6 ± 0.4 0.6
Stimulation index (SIb) 6.2 ± 5.8 7.6 ± 5.3 0.03
  1. Data is expressed as mean ± standard deviation. P-values are based on Mann-Whitney test. aData available for 45 males and 28 females. bData available for 48 males and 33 females. BMI, body mass index; HbA1c, hemoglobin A1c.