TABLE 1

Baseline characteristics by quintiles of plasma fetuin-A among men and women, EPIC-Potsdam Study

CharacteristicsQuintiles of fetuin-A
P value
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Fetuin-A (μg/ml)158201227255304
Age (years)51.050.449.948.847.6<0.001
BMI (kg/m2)25.626.126.125.826.20.194
Waist circumference (cm)84.786.386.184.984.70.562
Sport activities (h/week)1.01.01.01.11.00.673
Alcohol consumption (g/day)14.515.214.615.511.30.033
Men (%)39.540.340.738.330.70.013
Random plasma glucose (mg/dl)85.887.687.387.286.90.397
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl)*82.387.285.985.886.90.006
Triglycerides (mg/dl)93.995.499.494.396.90.518
Fasting triglycerides (mg/dl)*76.784.482.983.586.00.126
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)45.346.446.647.548.0<0.001
γ-Glutamyltransferase (units/l)15.117.117.316.517.00.093
hs-CRP (mg/dl)0.060.060.070.060.08<0.001
A1C (%)6.46.56.56.46.40.419
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    * Data are percent or means (geometric means for glucose, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, hs-CRP, A1C, and γ-glutamyltransferase). *In the random subcohort, 246 men and 376 women did not eat for at least 8 h before blood drawing.