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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 16,863 Chinese adults according to HbA1c levels

From: Prospective study of hemoglobin A1c and incident carotid artery plaque in Chinese adults without diabetes

VariablesBaseline HbA1c levelsp value
≤ 5.6%5.7–6.4%≥ 6.5%
n13,4173296150
Age, year40.8 ± 20.651.5 ± 12.355.9 ± 10.7< 0.001
Women, %43.434.830.7< 0.001
BMI, kg/m223.4 ± 3.225.1 ± 3.326.7 ± 3.6< 0.001
SBP, mmHg117.7 ± 15.3125.5 ± 16.2131.7 ± 16.1< 0.001
DBP, mmHg74.0 ± 11.077.9 ± 11.081.2 ± 10.6< 0.001
FBG, mmol/L4.9 ± 0.45.3 ± 0.66.2 ± 0.6< 0.001
TC, mmol/L4.8 ± 0.95.2 ± 0.95.3 ± 1.1< 0.001
TG, mmol/L1.3 ± 1.01.7 ± 1.42.1 ± 1.5< 0.001
HDL-C, mmol/L1.4 ± 0.41.3 ± 0.31.2 ± 0.3< 0.001
LDL-C, mmol/L2.8 ± 0.73.1 ± 0.83.2 ± 0.9< 0.001
eGFR, mL/min/1.73 m2109.2 ± 14.3100.4 ± 14.598.8 ± 14.3< 0.001
hs-CRP, mg/La0.9 ± 0.61.1 ± 0.71.4 ± 0.8< 0.001
WBC, 109/L6.3 ± 1.56.6 ± 1.67.4 ± 2.0< 0.001
  1. hs-CRP high sensitivity C-reactive protein, HbA1c glycated hemoglobin A1c, BMI body mass index, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, FBG fasting blood glucose, TC total cholesterol, TG triglyceride, HDL-C high density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C low density lipoprotein cholesterol, eGFR estimating glomerular filtration rate, WBC white blood cell
  2. aData were square-transformed