Characteristics of the study population stratified by country of birth.

Age,waist circumference, weight and height were presented with mean and SD and tested with T-test.

Sex, hyperglycemia, family history and sedentary lifestyle were presented with % and tested with Chi2-test.

All miRNAs were presented with median and IQR and tested with Wilcoxon rank-sum test.

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P-value for test between Iraq and Sweden.