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Table 2 Patient characteristics across hs-CRP cardiovascular risk level categories

From: High-sensitivity C-reactive protein to detect metabolic syndrome in a centrally obese population: a cross-sectional analysis

 

hs-CRP (mg/L)

P for trend

 

< 1.0 n = 254

≥ 1.0-≤ 3.0 n = 545

> 3.0-< 10.0 n = 366

 

Age (years)

47.9 ± 10.6

49.6 ± 10.6

47.0 ± 10.7

0.15

Gender (%, female)

61.0

61.5

73.8

< 0.001

Waist circumference (cm)

    

   - Female

95.0 ± 5.5

96.8 ± 7.6

100.3 ± 9.0

< 0.001

   - Male

106.9 ± 3.4

110.0 ± 6.2

112.1 ± 8.6

< 0.001

Triglycerides (mmol/L)

1.1 (0.8-1.6)

1.2 (0.9-1.8)

1.3 (0.9-1.8)

< 0.01

LDL cholesterol (mmol/L)

3.2 ± 0.9

3.2 ± 0.8

3.2 ± 0.9

0.78

HDL cholesterol (mmol/L)

    

   - Female

1.7 ± 0.4

1.6 ± 0.4

1.5 ± 0.4

< 0.001

   - Male

1.3 ± 0.3

1.2 ± 0.3

1.2 ± 0.3

0.02

Blood pressure (mmHg)

    

   - Systolic

135.7 ± 15.4

138.2 ± 17.5

138.3 ± 18.1

0.09

   - Diastolic

84.2 ± 8.5

84.8 ± 9.3

85.3 ± 9.8

0.12

Fasting glucose (mmol/L)

5.0 ± 0.7

5.0 ± 1.0

5.1 ± 1.0

0.10

BMI (kg/m2)

28.3 ± 3.0

29.4 ± 3.2

30.6 ± 4.2

< 0.001

Metabolic syndrome (%)

29.5

34.7

41.8

< 0.01

Current smoking (%)

19.3

17.6

25.0

0.05

Drinking alcohol (%)

   

< 0.01

   - None

20.9

27.9

34.0

 

   - Moderate

70.5

64.9

59.7

 

   - Excessive

8.7

7.2

6.3

 

Physical activity meeting Dutch Standard Healthy Movement (%)

55.5

61.3

59.5

0.41

  1. Data are reported as means ± standard deviation or percentage. Non normally distributed variables are reported as median (25th-75th percentile).
  2. Dutch Standard Healthy Movement: a minimum of thirty minutes of exercise at least five days a week.