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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Adjusted odd ratios for the risk of obesity and abdominal obesity according to combination of blood mercury level and ALT

Model ALT*** Mercury Obesity* Abdominal obesity**
OR P-value OR P-value
Adjusted model 1a Low 1st tertile 1.00 (reference) <0.001 1.00 (reference) <0.001
2nd tertile 1.15 (0.85∼1.56) 1.31 (0.92∼1.86)
3rd tertile 1.50 (1.12∼2.01) 1.51 (1.06∼2.15)
High 1st tertile 3.30 (1.66∼6.55) 4.37 (1.97∼9.70)
2nd tertile 6.04 (3.08∼11.87) 5.62 (2.86∼11.03)
3rd tertile 4.73 (2.39∼9.37) 5.66 (2.82∼11.34)
Adjusted model 2b Low 1st tertile 1.00 (reference) <0.001 1.00 (reference) <0.001
2nd tertile 1.20 (0.89∼1.62) 1.42 (1.00∼2.00)
3rd tertile 1.65 (1.21∼2.26) 1.74 (1.21∼2.50)
High 1st tertile 3.19 (1.56∼6.49) 4.29 (1.97∼9.33)
2nd tertile 6.23 (3.20∼12.10) 5.80 (2.87∼11.71)
3rd tertile 5.13 (2.62∼10.05) 6.44 (3.20∼12.94)
Adjusted model 3c Low 1st tertile 1.00 (reference) <0.001 1.00 (reference) <0.001
2nd tertile 1.20 (0.87∼1.64) 1.42 (0.99∼2.03)
3rd tertile 1.52 (1.09∼2.12) 1.58 (1.09∼2.31)
High 1st tertile 2.70 (1.30∼5.63) 3.50 (1.62∼7.59)
2nd tertile 5.70 (2.89∼11.22) 5.11 (2.52∼10.40)
3rd tertile 4.46 (2.23∼8.90) 5.36 (2.57∼11.17)

aCalculated by complex samples multiple logistic regression was applied, with adjusting for age, sex.

bCalculated by complex samples multiple logistic regression was applied, with adjusting for age, sex, physical activity, education, household income, drinking status, smoking status, subjective health status.

cCalculated by complex samples multiple logistic regression was applied, with adjusting for age, sex, physical activity, education, household income, drinking status, smoking status, subjective health status, eGFR, hemoglobin, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia.

*defined as body mass index ≥25 kg/m2.

**defined as waist circumference ≥90 cm for korean men and ≥85 cm for korean women.

***Low ALT defined as ≤40 IU/L of the study population, high ALT was defined as >40 IU/L.

Abbreviations: ALT, alanine aminotransferase; eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate; OR, odds ratio.

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