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Table 4 Laboratory parameters abnormalities by self-rated health status

From: The relationship between self-rated health and objective health status: a population-based study

Cut-off values for abnormalities Healthy Relatively healthy Unhealthy
n(%) n(%) OR [95% CI] n(%) OR [95% CI]
RBC < 3.5×1012/La 54 (7.03) 79 (8.88) 1.58 [1.09, 2.17] 10 (10.99) 1.96 [1.04, 3.89]
RBC < 4.0×1012/Lb 11 (1.48) 23 (3.82) 2.98 [1.54, 5.72] 3 (5.26) 3.24 [1.47, 10.24]
HGB < 110 g/La 35 (4.56) 58 (6.52) 1.43 [1.02, 2.05] 8 (8.79) 1.92 [1.15, 4.20]
HGB < 120 g/Lb 16 (2.15) 18 (2.99) 1.38 [0.74, 2.94] 4 (7.02) 3.48 [1.23, 6.04]
AST >= 64 U/L 14 (0.93) 28 (1.88) 1.64 [0.85, 3.12] 4 (2.70) 2.70 [1.65, 4.19]
TC > 5.8 mmol/L 102 (6.75) 158 (10.59) 1.30 [1.01, 1.70] 24 (16.22) 1.72 [1.05, 2.84]
TG > 2.0 mmol/L 244 (16.15) 293 (19.64) 1.17 [0.96, 1.43] 37 (25.00) 1.62 [1.07, 2.47]
LDL-C > 4.9 mmol/L 40 (2.65) 43 (2.88) 0.86 [0.55, 1.36] 12 (8.11) 2.31 [1.13, 4.69]
FPG > 6.2 mmol/L 119 (7.88) 194 (13.00) 1.49 [1.15, 1.91] 26 (17.57) 1.84 [1.09, 2.93]
  1. n=3151.
  2. The odds ratios were calculated referenced by the “healthy” group, using logistic regression analysis by controlling for gender (except for RBC and HGB), age, marital status, educational level, current work, family income, current smoking, current drinking, frequency of physical activity.
  3. a calculated only among women.
  4. b calculated only among men.
  5. For abbreviations see Table 3.