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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Clinical characteristics according to the quartiles of AST/ALT ratio

N (%), M±SD, (N=1,515)

Variables AST/ALT ratio P
1st quartile (N=355)
(0.93)
2nd quartile (N=397)
(0.94∼1.17)
3rd quartile (N=384)
(1.18∼1.43)
4th quartile (N=379)
(1.44)
AST/ALT ratio 0.75±0.13 1.04±0.09 1.28±0.10 2.03±5.17 <0.001
Age (years) 57.24±13.74 61.93±10.92 64.67±10.68 65.62±11.68 <0.001
Women 171 (48.2) 212 (53.4) 201 (52.3) 195 (51.5) 0.521
Current drinker 180 (50.7) 189 (47.6) 197 (51.3) 178 (47.0) 0.541
Current smoker 71 (20.0) 55 (13.9) 68 (17.7) 51 (13.5) 0.180
Regular exerciser 28 (7.9) 17 (4.3) 39 (10.2) 29 (7.7) 0.019
BMI (kg/m2) 26.60±3.58 25.81±3.22 24.59±3.10 23.87±3.31 <0.001
WC (cm) 90.94±9.27 88.35±8.57 85.69±9.05 84.20±8.84 <0.001
SBP (mmHg) 132.52±15.81 133.90±16.91 135.21±17.27 136.42±17.44 0.012
DBP (mmHg) 82.77±12.35 80.70±12.02 79.39±11.96 78.79±11.72 <0.001
PP (mmHg) 49.75±15.13 53.20±15.16 55.82±14.97 57.63±16.95 <0.001
AST (U/L) 28.25±14.33 24.45±11.81 23.56±7.97 25.42±13.44 <0.001
ALT (U/L) 40.12±24.85 23.78±12.07 18.54±6.54 14.49±6.44 <0.001
TC (mg/dL) 192.43±38.79 191.91±37.59 191.63±40.52 185.78±37.33 0.060
TG (mg/dL) 188.21±141.88 158.75±100.57 152.19±128.46 138.97±101.65 <0.001
HDL-C (mg/dL) 46.29±12.36 47.49±11.30 49.99±12.73 50.25±13.27 <0.001
FBG (mg/dL) 113.50±33.80 108.50±23.56 105.24±22.61 104.06±23.17 <0.001

Abbreviations: See Table 1.

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