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Table 2 Characteristics of 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
≤10 U/L
(n = 57)
Quartile 2
11-20 U/L
(n = 364)
Quartile 3
21-30 U/L
(n = 187)
Quartile 4
31-40 U/L
(n = 79)
P-value
Age (year) 36(31–57) 43(32–58) 40(31–54) 40(32–54) 0.331
Males (%) 45(78.9) 337(92.6) 180(96.3) 77(97.5) <0.001
Central obesity (%) 19(33.3) 212(58.2) 133(71.1) 61(77.2) <0.001
WC (cm) 80(72–87) 86(80–91) 89(84–93) 88(85–95) <0.001
Hypertension (%) 9(15.8) 101(27.7) 48(25.7) 23(29.1) 0.262
DM (%) 3(5.3) 21(5.8) 10(5.3) 11(13.9) 0.093
SBP (mmHg) 118(111–127) 123(116–135) 125(115–134) 123(117–137) 0.011
DBP (mmHg) 71(67–78) 76(70–81) 77(71–84) 77(71–85) 0.002
High blood pressure (%) 15(26.3) 138(37.9) 77(41.2) 35(44.3) 0.150
TG (mmol/L) 0.93(0.75-1.24) 1.28(0.93-1.74) 1.69(1.14-2.37) 1.74(1.25-2.67) <0.001
High TG (%) 4(7.0) 99(27.2) 91(48.7) 45(57.0) <0.001
HDL-c (mmol/L) 1.55(1.36-1.78) 1.35(1.14-1.56) 1.27(1.08-1.48) 1.25(1.01-1.49) <0.001
Low HDL-c (%) 1(1.8) 44(12.1) 35(18.7) 18(22.8) 0.001
FBG (mmol/L) 4.76(4.40-5.12) 4.85(4.54-5.12) 4.98(4.61-5.27) 4.95(4.52-5.30) 0.030
High blood glucose (%) 5(8.8) 40(11.0) 25(13.4) 17(21.5) 0.060
Mets (%) 3(5.3) 73(20.1) 55(29.4) 35(44.3) <0.001
cfPWV (m/s) 9.4(8.5-11.4) 9.7(8.7-11.3) 9.5(8.7-10.7) 9.9(8.8-11.2) 0.516
cfPWV > 10 m/s 21(36.8) 166(45.6) 68(36.4) 35(44.3) 0.161
  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