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Table 1 General characteristic of the study population in PWS and obese control

From: Excessive carbohydrate consumption and body mass index: the risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome in Tamil Nadu population

Characteristics PWS, n = 23 Obese, n = 23
Sex, N (%)
 Male 16 (69.56) 13 (56.52)
 Female 7 (30.43) 10 (43.44)
Age categories, N (%)
 Adolescent, 12–19 years 13 (56.52) 12 (52.17)
 Adult, 20–28 years 10 (43.47) 11 (47.82)
BMI, N (%)
 Overweight (BMI 25–29.9) Nil 13 (56.52)
 Obese (BMI ≥ 30) 23 (100) 10 (43.44)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus, N (%)
 Adolescent, 13 (56.52) 3 (13.04)
 Adult, 10 (43.44) 4 (17.39)
  1. Description of general characteristics for participant’s subject. PWS Prader-Willi syndrome, BMI body mass index, NA the individual with PWS not present in overweight