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Table 2—

Adjusted associations between dietary fibers (g/day) and plasma adiponectin*

Quintiles*
P for trend
Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5
Total fiber 15.6 (166) 18.9 (158) 21.6 (139) 24.8 (156) 30.9 (138)  
    Range <17.6 17.6–20.3 20.3–23.1 23.2–27.1 ≥27.2  
    Without BMI 6.9 7.3 7.3 8.0 7.7 0.15 
    With BMI 7.0 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 0.34 
Cereal fiber 3.5 (159) 5.0 (148) 6.2 (162) 7.5 (143) 10.0 (142)  
    Range <4.4 4.4–5.6 5.6–6.9 6.9–8.6 ≥8.6  
    Without BMI 6.7 7.1 7.1 8.1 8.3 0.002 
    With BMI 6.9 7.3 7.2 8.0 7.9 0.01 
Vegetable fiber 4.1 (160) 5.8 (151) 6.9 (151) 8.5 (151) 11.6 (144)  
    Range <5.1 5.1–6.3 6.3–7.7 7.7–9.6 ≥9.6  
    Without BMI 7.6 7.9 7.5 7.2 7.0 0.12 
    With BMI 7.6 8.0 7.5 7.1 7.2 0.16 
Fruit fiber 1.8 (160) 3.3 (160) 4.7 (153) 6.0 (144) 8.5 (140)  
    Range <2.6 2.6–4.0 4.0–5.3 5.3–6.9 ≥6.9  
    Without BMI 6.7 7.5 6.8 8.0 8.3 0.036 
    With BMI 6.8 7.5 6.9 8.0 8.2 0.06 
Quintiles*
P for trend
Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5
Total fiber 15.6 (166) 18.9 (158) 21.6 (139) 24.8 (156) 30.9 (138)  
    Range <17.6 17.6–20.3 20.3–23.1 23.2–27.1 ≥27.2  
    Without BMI 6.9 7.3 7.3 8.0 7.7 0.15 
    With BMI 7.0 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 0.34 
Cereal fiber 3.5 (159) 5.0 (148) 6.2 (162) 7.5 (143) 10.0 (142)  
    Range <4.4 4.4–5.6 5.6–6.9 6.9–8.6 ≥8.6  
    Without BMI 6.7 7.1 7.1 8.1 8.3 0.002 
    With BMI 6.9 7.3 7.2 8.0 7.9 0.01 
Vegetable fiber 4.1 (160) 5.8 (151) 6.9 (151) 8.5 (151) 11.6 (144)  
    Range <5.1 5.1–6.3 6.3–7.7 7.7–9.6 ≥9.6  
    Without BMI 7.6 7.9 7.5 7.2 7.0 0.12 
    With BMI 7.6 8.0 7.5 7.1 7.2 0.16 
Fruit fiber 1.8 (160) 3.3 (160) 4.7 (153) 6.0 (144) 8.5 (140)  
    Range <2.6 2.6–4.0 4.0–5.3 5.3–6.9 ≥6.9  
    Without BMI 6.7 7.5 6.8 8.0 8.3 0.036 
    With BMI 6.8 7.5 6.9 8.0 8.2 0.06 

Data are median (n) unless otherwise indicated.

*

Adjusted for age, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, A1C, history of hypertension or hypercholesterolemia, and postmenopausal hormone use.

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