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Table 2 Serum lipid profile of participants

From: Association of hyperlipidemia with breast cancer in Bangladeshi women

Variable Categories Control Benign Breast Disease Breast cancer P-value
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)   187.32 ± 18.93 190.12 ± 15.99 220.40 ± 28.09* < 0.001
≥ 200 15 (30) 16 (32) 39 (78) < 0.001
<  200 35 (70) 34 (68) 11 (22)  
Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (mg/ dL)   126.90 ± 15.16 127.44 ± 14.84 142.30 ± 28.43* < 0.001
≥ 130 22 (44) 25 (50) 41 (82) < 0.001
<  130 28 (56) 25 (50) 9 (18)  
High-density lipoprotein (mg/ dL)   40.82 ± 6.51 41.14 ± 6.72 39.6 ± 6.98 0.485
<  40 20 (40) 19 (38) 31 (62) 0.032
≥ 40 30 (60) 31 (62) 19 (38)  
Triglyceride (mg/dL)   129.28 ± 29.61 130.32 ± 30.15 154.92 ± 48.07* 0.001
≥ 150 8 (16) 9 (18) 26 (52) < 0.001
<  150 42 (84) 41 (82) 24 (48)  
  1. Data expressed as n(%) and mean ± SD where appropriate
  2. P-value was determined by Chi-square test and ANOVA with post-hoc analysis by Bonferroni adjustments where appropriate
  3. * P-value significant at < 0.05 level in comparison to control and benign breast disease