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Table 4 The Correlation of Total, LDL, and HDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides with Other Clinical Characteristics

From: Serum lipid and lipoprotein levels of middle-aged and elderly Chinese men and women in Shandong Province

  Simple linear regression Multiple linear regression
r P β P
Serum total cholesterol, mmol/L
 Age, y 0.165 < 0.001 0.169 < 0.001
 Gender 0.14 < 0.001 0.163 < 0.001
 Status of glucose metabolism 0.074 < 0.001 0.017 0.176
 BMI, kg/m2 0.042 < 0.001 0.029 0.005
 HbA1c, % 0.082 < 0.001 0.045 < 0.001
Serum Triglycerides, mmol/L
 Age, y 0.022 0.03 − 0.018 0.091
 Gender − 0.022 0.026 −0.006 0.553
 Status of glucose metabolism 0.125 < 0.001 0.02 0.104
 BMI, kg/m2 0.138 < 0.001 0.115 < 0.001
 HbA1c, % 0.204 < 0.001 0.171 < 0.001
Serum LDL cholesterol, mmol/L
 Age, y 0.168 < 0.001 0.158 < 0.001
 Gender 0.086 < 0.001 0.11 < 0.001
 Status of glucose metabolism 0.083 < 0.001 −0.042 0.001
 BMI, kg/m2 0.087 < 0.001 0.066 < 0.001
 HbA1c, % 0.163 < 0.001 0.154 < 0.001
Serum HDL cholesterol, mmol/L
 Age, y −0.067 < 0.001 − 0.02 0.055
 Gender 0.176 < 0.001 0.159 < 0.001
 Status of glucose metabolism −0.122 < 0.001 −0.102 < 0.001
 BMI, kg/m2 −0.257 < 0.001 −0.24 < 0.001
 HbA1c, % −0.055 < 0.001 0.044 < 0.001
  1. LDL low-density lipoprotein, HDL high-density lipoprotein, BMI body mass index