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Table 7 Odds ratios for 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
Men
 Crude4.44 (3.25–6.08)*4.38 (3.15–6.09)*
 Adjusted4.06 (2.95–5.57)*3.99 (2.86–5.56)*
Women
 Crude11.86 (5.68–24.77)*11.34 (5.42–23.72)*
 Adjusted11.73 (5.55–24.77)*11.38 (5.40–24.00)*
  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 (Adjusted)