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TABLE 1

Baseline characteristics by quintiles of plasma fetuin-A among men and women, EPIC-Potsdam Study

CharacteristicsQuintiles of fetuin-A
P value
12345
Fetuin-A (μg/ml) 158 201 227 255 304  
Age (years) 51.0 50.4 49.9 48.8 47.6 <0.001 
BMI (kg/m225.6 26.1 26.1 25.8 26.2 0.194 
Waist circumference (cm) 84.7 86.3 86.1 84.9 84.7 0.562 
Sport activities (h/week) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.673 
Alcohol consumption (g/day) 14.5 15.2 14.6 15.5 11.3 0.033 
Men (%) 39.5 40.3 40.7 38.3 30.7 0.013 
Random plasma glucose (mg/dl) 85.8 87.6 87.3 87.2 86.9 0.397 
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl)* 82.3 87.2 85.9 85.8 86.9 0.006 
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 93.9 95.4 99.4 94.3 96.9 0.518 
Fasting triglycerides (mg/dl)* 76.7 84.4 82.9 83.5 86.0 0.126 
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 45.3 46.4 46.6 47.5 48.0 <0.001 
γ-Glutamyltransferase (units/l) 15.1 17.1 17.3 16.5 17.0 0.093 
hs-CRP (mg/dl) 0.06 0.06 0.07 0.06 0.08 <0.001 
A1C (%) 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.4 0.419 
CharacteristicsQuintiles of fetuin-A
P value
12345
Fetuin-A (μg/ml) 158 201 227 255 304  
Age (years) 51.0 50.4 49.9 48.8 47.6 <0.001 
BMI (kg/m225.6 26.1 26.1 25.8 26.2 0.194 
Waist circumference (cm) 84.7 86.3 86.1 84.9 84.7 0.562 
Sport activities (h/week) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.673 
Alcohol consumption (g/day) 14.5 15.2 14.6 15.5 11.3 0.033 
Men (%) 39.5 40.3 40.7 38.3 30.7 0.013 
Random plasma glucose (mg/dl) 85.8 87.6 87.3 87.2 86.9 0.397 
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl)* 82.3 87.2 85.9 85.8 86.9 0.006 
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 93.9 95.4 99.4 94.3 96.9 0.518 
Fasting triglycerides (mg/dl)* 76.7 84.4 82.9 83.5 86.0 0.126 
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 45.3 46.4 46.6 47.5 48.0 <0.001 
γ-Glutamyltransferase (units/l) 15.1 17.1 17.3 16.5 17.0 0.093 
hs-CRP (mg/dl) 0.06 0.06 0.07 0.06 0.08 <0.001 
A1C (%) 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.4 0.419 
*

Data are percent or means (geometric means for glucose, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, hs-CRP, A1C, and γ-glutamyltransferase). *In the random subcohort, 246 men and 376 women did not eat for at least 8 h before blood drawing.

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