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Table 4 Comparisons of risk factors according to TG/HDL cholesterol ratio teritles

From: High triglyceride/HDL cholesterol ratio is associated with silent brain infarcts in a healthy population

  Tertile 1
(<  1.42)
Tertile 2
(1.42–2.56)
Tertile 3
(>  2.56)
P for trend
Number 1057 1056 1059  
Age, y [IQR] 55 [50–63] 57 [52–63] 56 [49–63] 0.386
Sex, male, n (%) 421 (39.7) 555 (52.7) 737 (69.7) <  0.001
Body mass index, kg/m2 [IQR] 22.92 [21.11–24.80] 24.14 [22.26–26.00] 24.98 [23.37–26.93] <  0.001
Hypertension, n (%) 184 (17.3) 255 (24.2) 273 (25.8) <  0.001
Diabetes, n (%) 99 (9.3) 143 (13.6) 195 (18.4) <  0.001
Ischemic heart disease, n (%) 40 (3.8) 36 (3.4) 48 (4.5) 0.361
Current smoking, n (%) 86 (8.1) 124 (11.8) 279 (26.4) <  0.001
Current alcohol use, n (%) 467 (44.0) 505 (47.9) 567 (53.6) <  0.001
Fasting glucose, mg/dL [IQR] 89 [82–97] 92 [85–101] 95 [87–105] <  0.001
White blood cells, × 103/μL [IQR] 4.81 [4.00–5.83] 5.28 [4.42–6.21] 5.90 [4.92–7.12] <  0.001
hs-CRP, mg/dL [IQR] 0.02 [0.01–0.11] 0.05 [0.01–0.15] 0.09 [0.01–0.18] <  0.001
  1. hs-CRP high-sensitivity C-reactive protein