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Table 3 Association of plasma chromium concentrations with MetS

From: Association of plasma chromium with metabolic syndrome among Chinese adults: a case-control study

Variables Quartiles of plasma chromium concentrations Per 1 μg/L Chromium P for trend
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Chromium (μg/L) <  3.27 3.28–4.46 4.47–5.87 >  5.88   
Cases/Controls, n/n 664 / 535 533 / 535 530 / 536 414 / 535   
 Model 1 1 0.80 (0.68–0.95) 0.80 (0.67–0.94) 0.61 (0.52–0.73) 0.95 (0.93–0.98) < 0.001
 Model 2 1 0.80 (0.67–0.95) 0.80 (0.67–0.94) 0.62 (0.52–0.74) 0.95 (0.93–0.98) < 0.001
 Model 3 1 0.84 (0.67–1.05) 0.76 (0.61–0.95) 0.62 (0.49–0.78) 0.95 (0.92–0.98) < 0.001
  1. Model 1: adjusted for age;
  2. Model 2: additionally adjusted for education, current smoking status, current alcohol drinking status, physical activity and family history of diabetes;
  3. Model 3: additionally adjusted for BMI
  4. Abbreviations: MetS Metabolic syndrome, SD Standard deviation
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