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Table 1 Demographics for TM patients and controls.

From: Right ventricular volumes and function in thalassemia major patients in the absence of myocardial iron overload

  TM patients
Mean ± SD
Controls
Mean ± SD
P value
Males    
Age (years) 30 ± 8 30 ± 5 0.94
Height (m) 1.65 ± 0.1 1.80 ± 0.09 <0.0001
Weight (kg) 59.1 ± 8.9 75.8 ± 9.9 <0.0001
BMI (kg/m2) 21.9 ± 3.1 23.6 ± 3.1 0.048
BSA (m2) 1.64 ± 0.16 1.94 ± 0.15 <0.0001
Heart rate (min-1) 72.7 ± 10.4 64.0 ± 9.5 0.0024
Females    
Age (years) 30 ± 8 30 ± 5 0.88
Height (m) 1.54 ± 8.9 1.67 ± 9.2 <0.0001
Weight (kg) 53.3 ± 10.1 61.4 ± 11.3 0.0064
BMI (kg/m2) 22.5 ± 4.5 22.0 ± 2.8 0.68
BSA (m2) 1.50 ± 0.15 1.68 ± 0.18 0.0001
Heart rate (min-1) 78.8 ± 10.1 64.8 ± 13.6 <0.0001
  1. BSA -- body surface area, BMI -- body mass index.