Korean Journal of Family Practice

Table. 1.

General characteristics of the subjects

Variable Low NFS
(N=3,424)
Intermediate to high NFS
(N=280)
P-valuea
Age (y) 46.3±9.4 59.4±10.7 <0.001
Male (%) 2,475 (72) 178 (64) <0.05
Waist circumference (cm) 80.5±5.5 79.3±6.9 <0.05
Body mass index (kg/m2) 23.3±1.7 22.6±2.3 <0.001
Body fat mass (kg) 17.6±4.1 16.6±4.6 <0.001
Muscle mass (kg) 45.8±7.0 42.4±7.2 <0.001
Muscle mass deficit (kg) 2.85±2.11 3.79±2.92 <0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 125.3±13.8 125.6±17.0 NS
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 77.1±10.3 75.4±11.0 <0.05
Heart rate (per min) 65.9±9.5 62.7±9.4 <0.001
AST (IU/L) 26.1±10.3 28.9±18.4 <0.05
ALT (IU/L) 30.3±18.1 20.3±12.2 <0.001
γ-GT (IU/L) 41.5±57.8 56.8±188.4 NS
Albumin (g/dL) 4.5±0.2 4.3±0.3 <0.001
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dL) 90.5±9.7 90.3±10.2 NS
HbA1c (%) 5.4±0.3 5.5±0.4 <0.05
eGFR (mL/min/1.73 m2) 110.6±21.3 105.8±21.3 <0.001
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 197.8±34.0 179.2±35.4 <0.001
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 144.2±81.9 114.6±83.5 <0.001
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 128.5±33.5 108.1±33.4 <0.001
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 50.1±11.4 53.1±13.3 <0.001
WBC (103/mm3) 5.94±1.50 5.02±1.35 <0.001
Platelet (109/L) 256.0±53.1 172.4±49.4 <0.001
ESR (mm/hr) 9.38±8.24 11.38±9.96 <0.05
hsCRP (mg/dL) 0.15±0.32 0.12±0.28 NS
Current smoking (%) 753 (22) 29 (10) <0.001
Regular exercise (%) 1,800 (53) 168 (60) <0.05
Current medication use (%) 287 (8) 31 (11) NS

Data are shown as the mean±standard deviation for continuous variables and number (%) for categorical variables.

NFS, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease fibrosis score; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; HbA1c, hemoglobin A1c; γ-GT, gamma-glutamyl transferase; WBC, white blood cell; eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate; NS, not significant.

aP-value by independent t-test for continuous variables and by Chi-square test for categorical variables.

Korean J Fam Pract 2021;11:345~351 https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2021.11.5.345
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