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Table 2 Characteristics of subjects across values of C-reactive protein and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (n = 26,016) a

From: Association of dietary patterns, anthropometric measurements, and metabolic parameters with C-reactive protein and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in middle-aged and older adults with metabolic syndrome in Taiwan: a cross-sectional study

Variables C-reactive protein P b Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio P b
< 28.6 nmol/L ≥ 28.6 nmol/L < 3.0 ≥ 3.0
Sex, % 0.000    0.049
 Men 68.2 59.6   64.6 65.6  
 Women 31.8 40.4   35.4 34.4  
Age, % 0.205    0.973
 35–45 y 15.8 15.0   15.4 15.5  
 46–60 y 55.4 55.6   55.4 55.6  
 > 60 y 28.9 29.4   29.2 28.9  
Marital status, % 0.043    0.009
 Not married 3.0 3.5   3.2 3.0  
 Married 84.6 84.3   84.0 85.5  
 Divorced 12.4 12.2   12.7 11.5  
Education, % 0.000    0.247
 Low 51.7 54.1   52.5 52.9  
 High 48.3 45.9   47.5 47.1  
Occupation, % 0.000    0.004
 Professional 48.3 43.6   47.0 45.2  
 Not professional 31.2 35.7   32.9 33.0  
 Unemployed/retired 20.5 20.7   20.1 21.8  
Current smoking, % 0.000    0.000
 No 96.9 95.0   96.4 95.5  
 Yes 3.1 5.0   3.6 4.5  
Current drinking status, % 0.000    0.000
 No 96.4 94.0   95.9 94.2  
 Yes 3.6 6.0   4.1 5.8  
Physical activity, % 0.000    0.000
 Low 48.8 51.2   41.3 49.6  
 Moderate 45.5 42.3   52.8 43.9  
 High 5.8 6.5   5.9 6.4  
Western dietary pattern, % 0.000    0.000
 T1, n 34.4 31.7   34.7 30.2  
 T2, n 33.5 33.1   32.9 34.2  
 T3, n 32.1 35.2   32.4 35.6  
Prudent dietary patterns, % 0.000    0.000
 T1, n 31.7 36.0   32.9 34.4  
 T2, n 31.4 36.2   32.8 34.5  
 T3, n 36.9 27.8   34.3 31.1  
Body mass index, kg/m2 26.9 ± 2.3 27.6 ± 2.8 0.000 27.0 ± 2.4 27.4 ± 2.6 0.000
Body fat, % 26.7 ± 4.3 28.0 ± 4.7 0.000 27.0 ± 4.4 27.6 ± 4.6 0.000
Waist circumference, cm 92.0 ± 6.5 94.4 ± 8.6 0.000 92.1 ± 6.9 94.6 ± 8.1 0.000
Hip circumference, cm 100.0 ± 5.9 101.5 ± 6.7 0.000 100.2 ± 6.1 101.3 ± 6.3 0.000
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.92 ± 0.07 0.93 ± 0.07 0.000 0.92 ± 0.06 0.94 ± 8.13 0.000
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 120 ± 30 124 ± 33 0.000 120 ± 31 125 ± 32 0.000
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 74 ± 20 75 ± 19 0.000 74 ± 20 75 ± 19 0.000
High-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, mmol/L 1.19 ± 0.34 1.12 ± 0.31 0.000 1.17 ± 0.34 1.15 ± 0.07 0.026
Low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, mmol/L 3.61 ± 0.83 3.75 ± 0.87 0.000 3.62 ± 0.83 3.73 ± 0.89 0.000
Total cholesterol, mmol/L 5.19 ± 0.87 5.29 ± 0.89 0.000 5.20 ± 0.86 5.30 ± 0.92 0.000
Triglycerides, mmol/L 1.96 ± .37 2.17 ± 1.34 0.000 2.01 ± 1.39 2.09 ± 1.30 0.000
Fasting blood glucose, mmol/L 6.11 ± 1.54 6.76 ± 2.43 0.000 6.20 ± 1.73 6.67 ± 2.29 0.000
  1. aData are presented as % for categorical variables and mean ± SD for continuous variables
  2. bP-values were derived from chi-square test for categorical variables and general linear regression for continuous variables