Table 1—

Demographic characteristics of the study populations

VariableEgyptian subjectsAmerican subjects
n1,0321,065
Age (years)45 ± 1446 ± 15
Sex (F)609 (59)731 (69)*
BMI (kg/m2)29.8 ± 7.628.4 ± 6.4
Capillary plasma glucose (mg/dl)124.7 ± 51.8100.8 ± 24.1*
Postprandial time (0–8+ h)3.2 ± 1.74.8 ± 2.9*
  • Data are means ± SD or n (%).

  • *

    * Statistically significant at P < 0.0001 vs. Egyptian subjects.