Korean Journal of Family Practice

Table. 1.

Demographic characteristics according to the hypertriglyceridemia in Korean female

Variable Hypertriglyceridemiaa (+)
(n=278)
Hypertriglyceridemia (-)
(n=2,545)
P-value
Age (y) 55.93±0.92 48.24±0.35 <0.01
Income 0.229
Low 71 (24.5) 645 (24.7)
Lower middle 91 (28.9) 617 (22.3)
Upper middle 59 (24.2) 643 (25.8)
High 56 (22.5) 633 (27.2)
Education level <0.01
Middle school or less 143 (51.0) 717 (26.3)
High school or over 122 (49.0) 1,734 (73.7)
Marital status <0.01
Unmarried 12 (5.5) 367 (17.6)
Married 198 (73.1) 1,750 (68.7)
Seperated or widowed 68 (21.4) 426 (13.7)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 25.78±0.24 23.13±0.09 <0.01
Obesity 154 (58.0) 664 (25.2) <0.01
Serum total cholesterol (mg/dL) 211.47±2.97 192.80±0.87 <0.01
Serum triglyceride (mg/dL) 294.73±9.06 95.65±0.92 <0.01
Serum low density lipoprotein cholesterol (mg/dL) 109.32±3.39 117.64±0.78 0.017
Serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol (mg/dL) 43.20±0.69 56.04±0.30 <0.01
Serum folic acid (ng/mL) 8.12±0.28 8.58±0.09 0.105
Physician-diagnosed
Hypertension 99 (33.1) 516 (18.5) <0.01
Diabetes 44 (15.0) 176 (6.0) <0.01
Dyslipidemia 96 (37.1) 427 (16.4) <0.01
Current smokingb 26 (9.3) 126 (4.8) <0.01
Monthly alcohol intakec 93 (35.9) 1,073 (44.9) 0.029
Aerobic exercised 95 (36.4) 1,066 (44.7) 0.049

Continuous variables are expressed as mean±standard deviations, and categorical variables are expressed as unweighted number (weighted %).

aDefined as a serum triglyceride level of 200 mg/dL or higher. bDefined as having smoked >100 cigarettes in the lifetime and continued smoking. cDefined as drinking at least one drink per month in the last year. dDefined as 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of high-intensity physical activity, or an equivalent time of mixed moderate- and high-intensity physical activities per week.

P-values were calculated using an independent t-test or chi-squared test.

Data from the 2016–2018 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Korean J Fam Pract 2022;12:167~172 https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2022.12.3.167
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