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Table 2 Population baseline characteristics between hypertriglyceridemia categories

From: Stratified analysis and clinical significance of elevated serum triglyceride levels in early acute pancreatitis: a retrospective study

  Serum TG Level (mg/dL) within 72 h of hospital admission  
  Normal Mild Moderate Severe and very severe  
Variable N = 1078 N = 107 N = 242 N = 112 P trend
Median age, years (IQR) 56 (44–67) 49 (38–57) 42 (35–50) 39 (32–46) <0.001
Sex, N (%)      <0.001
 Male 525 (49) 60 (56) 173 (71) 90 (80)  
 Female 553 (51) 47 (44) 69 (29) 22 (20)  
Etiology, N (%)      <0.001
 Biliary 800 (74) 52 (49) 55 (23) 1 (1)  
 Alcoholism 54 (5) 18 (17) 27 (11) 3 (3)  
 Hypertriglyceridemia 0 (0) 0 (0) 12 (5) 108 (96)  
 Idiopathic 133 (12) 11 (10) 18 (7) 0 (0)  
 Others 91 (8) 26 (24) 130 (54) 0 (0)  
Comorbidities, N (%)      
 Hypertension 203 (19) 27 (25) 33 (14) 21 (19) 0.068
 Diabetes mellitus 36 (3) 13 (12) 29 (12) 20 (18) <0.001
 Smoker 212 (20) 28 (26) 90 (37) 49 (44) <0.001
 Alcoholism 184 (17) 33 (31) 92 (38) 47 (42) <0.001
  1. TG triglyceride N number, IQR Inter Quartile Range