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Table 1 Characteristics of non-drinkers according to the quartiles of serum ALT levels

From: The relationship of serum alanine aminotransferase normal-range levels to arterial stiffness and metabolic syndrome in non-drinkers and drinkers: a Chinese community-based analysis

Characteristics Quartile 1
≤10U/L
(n = 200)
Quartile 2
11-20U/L
(n = 871)
Quartile 3
21-30U/L
(n = 340)
Quartile 4
31-40U/L
(n = 104)
P-value
Age (year) 46(32–63) 60(48–70) 58(50–67) 55(48–63) <0.001
Males (%) 32(16.0) 269(30.9) 148(43.5) 47(45.2) <0.001
Central obesity (%) 63(31.5) 525(60.3) 241(70.9) 77(74.0) <0.001
WC (cm) 75(69–82) 84(77–90) 87(81–94) 87(81–95) <0.001
Hypertension (%) 43(21.5) 328(37.7) 170(50.0) 46(44.2) <0.001
DM (%) 13(6.5) 139(16.0) 61(17.9) 19(18.3) 0.002
SBP (mmHg) 115(105–129) 124(112–137) 128(118–141) 126(116–140) <0.001
DBP (mmHg) 71(66–78) 73(68–80) 79(70–84) 77(70–85) <0.001
High blood pressure (%) 58(29.0) 427(49.0) 210(61.8) 57(54.8) <0.001
TG (mmol/L) 0.98(0.77-1.36) 1.35(0.98-1.89) 1.54(1.11-2.20) 1.79(1.18-2.42) <0.001
High TG (%) 24(12.0) 281(32.3) 149(43.8) 53(51.0) <0.001
HDL-c (mmol/L) 1.54(1.26-1.79) 1.40(1.20-1.64) 1.30(1.14-1.51) 1.29(1.08-1.52) <0.001
Low HDL-c (%) 49(24.5) 237(27.2) 107(31.5) 36(34.6) 0.129
FBG (mmol/L) 4.80(4.48-5.06) 4.89(4.50-5.38) 4.95(4.61-5.43) 5.10(4.72-5.55) <0.001
High blood glucose (%) 21(10.5) 199(22.8) 85(25.0) 29(27.9) <0.001
Mets (%) 22(11.0) 260(29.9) 149(43.8) 51(49.0) <0.001
cfPWV (m/s) 9.1(8.0-10.9) 10.3(9.0-12.4) 10.5(9.3-12.3) 10.4(9.0-11.9) <0.001
cfPWV > 10 m/s 66(33.0) 479(55.0) 213(62.6) 55(52.9) <0.001
  1. Abbreviations: ALT alanine aminotransferase, WC waist circumference, DM diabetes mellitus, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, TG triglyceride, HDL-c high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, FBG fasting blood glucose, Mets metabolic syndrome, cfPWV carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity