Table 1—

Characteristics of postmenopausal women by HRT status

Women on HRT (n = 99)Women not on HRT (n = 101)
Age (years)56.5 (6.9)*53.8 (6.4)
Height (m)1.54 (0.05)1.55 (0.05)
Weight (kg)50.9 (5.3)51.4 (6.1)
BMI (kg/m2)21.5 (2.3)21.3 (2.4)
Age at menopause (years)48.2 (2.4)48.5 (2.4)
Number of postmenopausal years8.1 (5.8)*6.1 (4.8)
Duration of HRT (years)4.8 (2.7)
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)204.5 (39.7)*216.8 (37.6)
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)120.4 (30.0)*129.3 (31.7)
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)74.6 (17.7)71.5 (20.2)
Triglycerides (mg/dl)103.4 (46.8)108.5 (53.3)
Fasting glucose (mg/dl)88.1 (9.6)89.5 (10.6)
HbA1c
 Crude means (%)5.16 (0.04)5.12 (0.04)
 Age-adjusted means (%)5.13 (0.04)5.16 (0.04)
  • Data are means (SD).

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    * P < 0.05.