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Table 1 Effects of demographic, lifestyle characteristics and other non-genetic factors on individuals’ serum lipid levels

From: SLC12A3 variants modulate LDL cholesterol levels in the Mongolian population

Variables a n TCHO (mmol/L) TG (mmol/L) HDL-c (mmol/L) LDL-c (mmol/L)
Age (years)
  ≤ 45 171 4.76 ± 1.77 1.51 ± 1.26 1.49 ± 0.58 3.01 ± 1.32
  > 45 160 5.08 ± 2.06 1.98 ± 2.42* 1.43 ± 0.55 3.25 ± 1.33
Sex
 Male 139 5.17 ± 1.89*** 2.00 ± 2.00** 1.45 ± 0.58 3.34 ± 1.34**
 Female 192 4.67 ± 1.71 1.58 ± 1.36 1.45 ± 0.47 2.98 ± 1.28
Smoker
 Never 253 4.85 ± 1.92 1.68 ± 2.03 1.47 ± 0.54 3.05 ± 1.30
 Smoker 67 5.31 ± 1.96 1.95 ± 1.49 1.47 ± 0.66 3.52 ± 1.37**
 Unknown 11 - - - -
Drink
 Never 241 4.75 ± 1.76 1.59 ± 1.43 1.44 ± 0.53 3.03 ± 1.30
 Drinker 68 5.63 ± 2.44** 2.39 ± 3.17** 1.55 ± 0.74 3.54 ± 1.44*
 Unknown 22 - - - -
Blood_G (mg/ml)      
≤5.7 160 4.38 ± 1.71 1.50 ± 2.10 1.32 ± 0.47 2.79 ± 1.16
>5.7 147 5.47 ± 2.00*** 1.99 ± 1.67* 1.61 ± 0.65*** 3.44 ± 1.39***
Unknown 24 - - - -
Heart_R (min−1)
  ≤ 76 143 5.28 ± 2.11* 1.85 ± 2.25 1.58 ± 0.65* 3.30 ± 1.37
  > 76 122 4.75 ± 1.89 1.72 ± 1.65 1.41 ± 0.54 3.07 ± 1.32
 Unknown 66 - - - -
BMI (kg/m2)
  ≤ 24.44 166 4.84 ± 1.95 1.40 ± 1.20 1.60 ± 0.63*** 2.91 ± 1.35
  > 24.44 162 4.97 ± 1.91 2.07 ± 2.39** 1.32 ± 0.47 3.33 ± 1.27**
 Unknown 3 - - - -
WHR
  ≤ 0.87 132 4.82 ± 2.07 1.40 ± 1.20 1.54 ± 0.68 3.00 ± 1.35
  > 0.87 128 5.23 ± 2.00 2.27 ± 2.53*** 1.42 ± 0.54 3.36 ± 1.36*
 Unknown 71 - - - -
  1. *** p value < 0.001; ** p value < 0.01; * p value < 0.05
  2. Abbreviation BMI body mass index, WHR waist-hip ratio, Blood_G fasting blood glucose in serum, Heart_R heart rate per minute, TCHO total cholesterol (mmol/L), TG triglycerides (mmol/L), HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (mmol/L), LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (mmol/L)
  3. aall variables were categorized by the median value in study sample