TABLE 3

Correlation of inflammatory markers with age and continuous risk factors for diabetes in the randomly sampled subcohort

Pearson correlation coefficient*
Log IL-18Log IL-6Log CRP
Age0.0020.1880.228
BMI0.0220.2490.402
WHR0.0730.1880.243
Systolic blood pressure0.0640.1560.224
Diastolic blood pressure0.0560.0920.111
Total cholesterol−0.0250.0820.120
HDL cholesterol−0.053−0.162−0.159
Log IL-180.0750.085
Log IL-60.0750.367
Log CRP0.0850.367
  • *

    * Weighted to reflect the sampling strategy. P values were obtained from weighted regression models;

  • P < 0.001;

  • P < 0.05;

  • P < 0.01;

  • only for n = 1,082.