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Table 2 Unadjusted and age and BMI-adjusted blood-based metabolic risk factors of black and white South African women

From: The association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and metabolic risk factors in black and white South African women: a cross-sectional study

Variables Unadjusted Adjusted values
Black women White women p-value Black women White women p-value
Glucose (mmol/l) 4.4 (4.1–4.8) 4.6 (4.4–4.9) 0.068 4.4 (4.3–4.6) 4.5 (4.5–4.7) 0.966
Insulin (mU/l) 8.0 (5.0–15.4) 6.1 (4.4–9.9) 0.0003 9.0 (6.5–12.4) 6.6 (5.0–8.7) < 0.0001
HOMA-IR (units) 1.6 (1.0–3.1) 1.2 (0.9–2.1) 0.006 1.8 (1.2–2.6) 1.4 (1.0–1.9) 0.0003
TC (mmol/l) 3.9 ± 0.8 4.7 ± 1.0 < 0.0001 3.8 ± 0.2 4.6 ± 0.2 < 0.0001
TG (mmol/l) 0.7 ± 0.3 0.9 ± 0.5 < 0.0001 0.7 ± 0.1 0.8 ± 0.1 < 0.0001
HDL-C (mmol/l) 1.3 ± 0.4 1.7 ± 0.4 < 0.0001 1.3 ± 0.2 1.6 ± 0.1 < 0.0001
LDL-C (mmol/l) 2.2 ± 0.7 2.6 ± 0.9 < 0.0001 2.1 ± 0.2 2.5 ± 0.2 < 0.0001
hsCRP (μg/ml) 2.3 (1.0–5.1) 2.3 (0.8–5.2) 0.9605 2.5 (1.1–3.9) 2.0 (1.4–3.3) 0.047
  1. Data presented as mean ± SD or median (interquartile range). P-values are presented as unadjusted and adjusted for age and BMI. HOMA-IR homeostasis model of insulin resistance, TC total cholesterol, TG triglycerides, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, hsCRP high sensitivity C-reactive protein