TABLE 3

Adjusted means of adiponectin (μg/ml) in different subgroups of the cohort random sample: ARIC study**

GroupMean (95% CI)P
Overall9.72 (9.38–10.07)
Sex<0.001
    Men7.31 (6.83–7.80)
    Women11.10 (10.63–11.58)
Ethnicity<0.001
    White10.17 (9.75–10.58)
    African American7.95 (7.49–8.42)
BMI (kg/m2)<0.001
    <2510.79 (10.15–11.44)
    25 to <309.35 (8.83–9.87)
    ≥308.46 (7.76–9.15)
Systemic inflammation<0.001
    Three or fewer markers above median10.51 (9.98–11.04)
    Four or more markers above median8.38 (7.86–8.90)
Smoking status0.24
    Smokers9.35 (8.63–10.07)
    Nonsmokers9.83 (9.44–10.22)
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    * Adjusted through a weighted ANCOVA for age, sex, ethnicity, educational level, smoking status, and BMI.