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Table 4 Odds ratios for multiple risk factors (visceral obesity, hypertension and diabetes) in subjects with vs. subjects without a high TG/HDL-C ratio defined by conventional cut-off values and new cut-off values in men and women

From: Comparison of discrimination for cardio-metabolic risk by different cut-off values of the ratio of triglycerides to HDL cholesterol

 Conventional cut-off value
Men, 3.75; women 3.00
New cut-off value
Men, 2.967; women, 2.237
 Crude5.45 (4.31–6.89)*6.23 (4.81–8.06)*
 Adjusted5.03 (3.96–6.39)*5.75 (4.43–7.46)*
 Crude16.64 (9.56–28.95)*18.92 (10.44–34.28)*
 Adjusted16.11 (9.20–28.20)*18.76 (10.32–34.13)*
  1. Odds ratios with their 95% confidence intervals in parentheses are shown. Asterisks denote significant differences (p < 0.01) from the reference level (1.00). In multivariate analyses, age and histories of smoking, alcohol drinking and regular exercise were used as other explanatory variables