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Table 2 Associations between NC and biochemical risk factors

From: Synergistic effects of neck circumference and metabolic risk factors on insulin resistance: the Cardiometabolic Risk in Chinese (CRC) study

  NC (in quintiles, cm)   
Variables Q1(≤33) Q2(34–35) Q3(36–37) Q4(38–39) Q5(≥40) P1 P2
TC, mmol/L 4.90 ± 0.86 4.92 ± 0.86 5.04 ± 0.87 5.10 ± 0.86 5.18 ± 0.93 0.0001 0.646
TG, mmol/L 1.03 ± 0.95 1.32 ± 1.06 1.71 ± 1.61 2.05 ± 1.68 2.29 ± 1.99 0.0001 0.009
HDL-C, mmol/L 1.44 ± 0.29 1.31 ± 0.29 1.22 ± 0.27 1.13 ± 0.56 1.10 ± 0.24 0.0001 0.001
LDL-C, mmol/L 2.84 ± 0.69 2.91 ± 0.72 3.02 ± 0.78 3.05 ± 0.75 3.11 ± 0.79 0.0001 0.909
UA, μmol/L 233.97 ± 53.55 277.68 ± 67.89 319.40 ± 65.53 338.75 ± 71.79 352.53 ± 75.39 0.0001 0.015
SBP, mmHg 115 ± 14 121 ± 15 125 ± 14 127 ± 16 131 ± 15 0.0001 0.843
DBP, mmHg 73 ± 10 77 ± 7 80 ± 10 82 ± 11 85 ± 11 0.0001 0.015
  1. The values are presented as mean ± standard deviation.
  2. Abbreviations: TC Total cholesterol, TG Triglyceride, HDL-C High density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C Low density lipoprotein cholesterol, UA Uric acid, SBP Systolic blood pressure, DBP Diastolic blood pressure.
  3. P1 was for models with age and sex adjusted; P2 was for models with age, sex, BMI, WC, and HC adjusted.