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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of serum concentrations of glucose and insulin, and HOMA-IR in 68 cats stratified in to lean, overweight and obese groups according to percentage body fat (BF%)

From: Homeostasis model assessment, serum insulin and their relation to body fat in cats

  Lean
BF% < 35 (n = 28) a
Over-weight
35 ≤ BF% < 45 (n = 21)b
Obese
BF% ≥ 45 (n = 19)c
  Mean (SD) Median (Q1, Q3) Mean (SD) Median (Q1, Q3) Mean (SD) Median (Q1, Q3)
HOMA-IR 1.3 (0.9) 1.0 (0.6,2.1) 2.3 (1.9) 1.8 (0.9,2.9) 2.9 (1.6) 2.7 (1.8,4.1)
Insulin (mU/L) 4.9 (3.5) 3.6 (2.5,7.4) 7.0 (3.2) 7.2 (3.7,9.7) 9.8 (4.8) 9.3 (6.8,12.5)
Glucose (mmol/L) 6.1 (1.2) 5.8 (5.4, 6.9) 6.8 (2.9) 5.8 (5.2, 7.5) 6.6 (1.2) 6.3 (5.6, 7.5)
  1. aBCS 5 (n = 14); BCS 6 (n = 12), BCS 7 (n = 2)
  2. bBCS 5 (n = 1); BCS 6 (n = 6), BCS 7 (n = 12), BCS 8 (n = 2)
  3. cBCS 6 (n = 1), BCS 7 (n = 8), BCS 8 (n = 8), BCS 9 (n = 2)