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Table 3 Lipid profiles according to the quartiles of plasma tHcy and tCys levels *

From: Relationship between lipid profiles and plasma total homocysteine, cysteine and the risk of coronary artery disease in coronary angiographic subjects

Variable Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 P for trend
tHcy (μmol/L) <9.1 9.1-12.3 12.4-16.5 >16.5  
Total cholesterol, mmol/L 4.66(4.57-4.76) 4.81(4.72-4.89) 4.73(4.64-4.82) 4.79(4.69-4.88) 0.126
Triglycerides, mmol/L 1.89(1.77-2.02) 1.78(1.66-1.90) 1.93(1.81-2.05) 1.85(1.73-1.97) 0.383
LDL cholesterol, mmol/L 2.93(2.85-3.01) 3.03(2.95-3.11) 3.00(2.92-3.08) 3.04(2.96-3.12) 0.266
HDL cholesterol, mmol/L 1.15(1.14-1.17) 1.14(1.13-1.16) 1.08(1.07-1.10) 1.05(1.03-1.06) <0.001
ApoA-I, mg/L 1.26(1.24-1.28) 1.23(1.21-1.25) 1.19(1.17-1.21) 1.13(1.11-1.15) <0.001
ApoB, mg/L 0.76(0.74-0.79) 0.80(0.77-0.83) 0.82(0.79-0.85) 0.79(0.76-0.82) 0.094
LpA, mg/L 0.36(0.32-0.40) 0.46(0.42-0.49) 0.38(0.35-0.42) 0.40(0.37-0.44) 0.001
LDL cholesterol/ApoB ratio 3.87(3.64-4.10) 3.85(3.63-4.08) 4.07(3.85-4.30) 3.88(3.65-4.13) 0.481
tCys (μmol/L) <219.5 219.5-250.2 250.3-284.1 >284.1  
Total cholesterol, mmol/L 4.73(4.64-4.82) 4.78(4.69-4.87) 4.76(4.67-4.85) 4.71(4.62-4.80) 0.675
Triglycerides, mmol/L 1.84(1.71-1.96) 1.93(1.81-2.05) 1.87(1.75-1.99) 1.83(1.70-1.94) 0.656
LDL cholesterol, mmol/L 2.98(2.91-3.07) 3.03(2.94-3.11) 3.02(2.94-3.10) 2.96(2.88-3.04) 0.685
HDL cholesterol, mmol/L 1.13(1.10-1.15) 1.08(1.05-1.11) 1.12(1.10-1.14) 1.10(1.07-1.13) 0.053
ApoA-I, mg/L 1.13(1.09-1.17) 1.14(1.10-1.18) 1.19(1.15-1.24) 1.12(1.08-1.17) 0.141
ApoB, mg/L 0.78(0.75-0.82) 0.80(0.77-0.83) 0.81(0.78-0.84) 0.79(0.76-0.82) 0.739
LpA, mg/L 0.44(0.40-0.47) 0.38(0.34-0.42) 0.41(0.38-0.45) 0.38(0.35-0.42) 0.073
LDL cholesterol/ApoB ratio 4.04(3.82-4.27) 3.80(3.58-4.03) 3.95(3.72-4.17) 3.89(3.67-4.12) 0.517
  1. * Data are presented as mean (95% confidence interval). Analyses of covariance (ANCOVA) were performed using the general linear model approach after adjustment for age, gender, smoke, hypertension, fasting plasma glucose, and creatinine.
  2. P values are significant as shown in bold.
  3. Q1 = quartile 1, Q2 = quartile 2, Q3 = quartile 3, Q4 = quartile 4