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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of serum glucose, insulin and HOMA-IR in 150 cats classified as lean or overweight according to body condition score (BCS)

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

  Lean (BCS ≤ 5) n = 73 Overweight (BCS ≥ 6 ) n = 77 Wilcoxon Rank Sums test
  Mean (SD) Median (Q1, Q3) Mean (SD) Median (Q1, Q3) p-value
HOMA-IR 1.1 (0.9) 0.8 (0.4, 1.4) 2.0 (1.6) 1.4 (0.9, 2.7) < 0.0001
Insulin (mU/L) 4.7 (3.8) 3.3 (2.3, 5.5) 6.7 (4.1) 6.3 (3.6, 8.8) 0.0002
Glucose (mmol/L) 5.2 (1.7) 4.8 (4.3, 5.6) 6.3 (2.0) 5.8 (5.1, 7.1) < 0.0001