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Table 1 Patient profile (median and range).

From: Histology of adipose tissue inflammation in Dercum's disease, obesity and normal weight controls: a case control study

Baseline characteristics Dercum (n = 53) Obese controls (n = 41) Normal weight controls (n = 11)
Age (years) 51 (22-68) 50 (26-69) 43 (17-73)
Weight (kg) 95 (55-140) 91 (55-129) 69 (52-79)
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 35 (28-55) 34 (28-46) 24 (19-26)
  1. There were no differences between the DD patients and the obese controls as regards age (p = 0.37), weight (0.52) or BMI (p = 0.44). There was a difference between the DD patients and the normal weight controls as regards weight (p = 0.01) and BMI (p = 0.004), but not age (p = 0.50). Similarly, there was a difference between the obese controls and the normal weight controls as regards weight (p = 0.001) and BMI (p = 0.042), but not age (p = 0.37). The differences were analysed using Mann-Whitney test.