TABLE 2

Mean fasting insulin concentration and HOMA-IR index according to PPAR-γ gene polymorphism and birth weight

Birth weight (g)
−3,000−3,500>3,500P*
Fasting insulin (pmol/l)
    Pro12Pro (n)84 (56)71 (161)65 (107)0.003
    Pro12Ala/Ala12Ala (n)60 (37)60 (67)65 (48)0.31
    P0.0080.020.99
HOMA-IR index
    Pro12Pro21.617.916.50.002
    Pro12Ala/Ala12Ala14.615.015.20.47
    P0.0050.030.47
  • Numbers of subjects in each cell are shown within parentheses.

  • *

    * For the difference among birth weight groups;

  • for the difference between the Pro12Pro and Pro12Ala/Ala12Ala genotypes.