Table 1—

Characteristics of the 148 women participating in the study

Variable (unit)All subjectsQuartile 1Quartile 2Quartile 3Quartile 4
n14837373737
Body weight (kg)68.4 ± 9.5 (44–102)67.4 ± 7.667.4 ± 8.966.4 ± 8.772.6 ± 11.3
BMI (kg/m2)25.5 ± 3.6 (17.0–35.3)25.2 ± 3.124.7 ± 3.025.0 ± 3.626.9 ± 4.9
Fasting glucose (mmol/l)4.8 ± 0.6 (3.6–6.0)4.1 ± 0.24.6 ± 0.15.0 ± 0.15.6 ± 0.2
Fasting insulin (pmol/l)66 ± 26 (16–166)54 ± 1361 ± 2068 ± 2782 ± 33
Insulin sensitivity (nmol glucose · kg−1 · min−1 per pmol insulin/l)76.1 ± 32.6 (9.9–220)79.3 ± 4.577.9 ± 4.679.0 ± 5.367.4 ± 6.8
AIR1 (pmol/l)346 ± 189 (79–1,216)285 ± 138301 ± 141366 ± 162454 ± 282
AIR2 (pmol/l)926 ± 555 (176–4,200)922 ± 156957 ± 384938 ± 444896 ± 402
AIR3 (pmol/l)1,105 ± 656 (56–4,085)931 ± 3301,104 ± 3841,052 ± 6061,419 ± 954
  • Data are means ± SD (range). Results are reported both for the entire cohort and for the four quartiles of subjects, when divided according to the fasting glucose.