TABLE 3

Spearman correlation analysis of baseline associations of liver markers with metabolic and anthropometric variables in IRAS subjects free of diabetes and NCEP metabolic syndrome

VariableASTALTAST-to-ALT ratioALKBilirubinCRP
All subjects (n = 632)
    Age0.05−0.050.120.11−0.020.05
    BMI0.110.15−0.100.090.030.31
    Waist0.190.34−0.280.130.220.19
    Fasting glucose0.070.25−0.250.110.100.03
    Fasting insulin0.190.26−0.180.140.090.25
    Si−0.15−0.210.14−0.16−0.05−0.30
    AIR*0.060.020.010.070.000.06
    Systolic blood pressure0.120.10−0.030.050.050.14
    Diastolic blood pressure0.150.15−0.050.070.110.08
    HDL−0.05−0.180.19−0.18−0.250.03
    Triglyceride0.090.12−0.090.110.120.14
    Alcohol consumption0.040.15−0.16−0.140.10−0.11
Excluding former and heavy drinkers (n = 512)
    Age0.05−0.060.110.11−0.060.03
    BMI0.120.15−0.090.100.040.31
    Waist0.120.34−0.280.110.220.20
    Fasting glucose0.050.25−0.27−0.010.090.00
    Fasting insulin0.200.26−0.170.120.070.27
    Si−0.17−0.210.12−0.15−0.03−0.32
    AIR*0.110.040.010.09−0.010.08
    Systolic blood pressure0.110.11−0.040.010.020.10
    Diastolic blood pressure0.140.15−0.060.040.100.04
    HDL−0.07−0.200.18−0.20−0.250.03
    Triglyceride0.050.11−0.090.070.080.14
    Alcohol consumption0.070.16−0.17−0.150.10−0.15
  • Adjusted for age, sex, ethnicity, and clinic. All subjects combined: P < 0.05 for |r| > 0.08, P < 0.01 for |r| > 0.12, P < 0.001 for |r| > 0.14, P < 0.0001 for |r| > 0.16. Excluding former and heavy drinkers: P < 0.05 for |r| > 0.09, P < 0.01 for |r| > 0.13, P < 0.001 for |r| > 0.15, P < 0.0001 for |r| > 0.17.

  • * Also adjusted for Si.