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Table 2 Characteristics According to Alcohol Consumption in Women (n = 2600)

From: Alcohol consumption and carotid artery structure in Korean adults aged 50 years and older

  Categories of Alcohol Consumption  
  Never
(n = 1577)
Former
(n = 167)
0.1-5.0 g/d
(n = 715)
5.1-10.0 g/d
(n = 60)
10.1-20.0 g/d
(n = 56)
>20.0 g/d
(n = 25)
p*
Age, y 65.8 ± 8.0 67.3 ± 7.8 62.5 ± 7.6 61.6 ± 7.5 62.3 ± 9.0 59.9 ± 7.9 < 0.001
BMI, kg/m2 24.5 ± 3.1 24.4 ± 3.0 24.5 ± 2.8 24.3 ± 2.7 24.3 ± 2.9 25.0 ± 2.6 0.908
WC, cm 91.9 ± 8.3 91.0 ± 8.4 91.0 ± 7.8 90.1 ± 6.9 91.0 ± 7.7 92.3 ± 7.7 0.065
SBP, mm Hg 120.7 ± 15.6 122.1 ± 15.9 120.0 ± 17.0 117.8 ± 13.8 118.9 ± 16.1 122.8 ± 17.0 0.354
DBP, mm Hg 71.5 ± 9.0 71.8 ± 9.3 71.6 ± 9.8 70.7 ± 10.7 71.3 ± 10.0 75.3 ± 10.4 0.449
FBG, mg/dL 104.5 ± 22.7 106.7 ± 25.4 106.3 ± 24.5 107.4 ± 25.1 100.7 ± 10.5 112.3 ± 30.3 0.118
Total cholesterol, mg/dL 201.7 ± 38.3 201.9 ± 40.5 202.6 ± 36.3 202.2 ± 37.4 195.7 ± 29.2 217.4 ± 60.7 0.310
HDL cholesterol, mg/dL 52.2 ± 11.7 50.3 ± 11.1 53.6 ± 12.6 54.9 ± 13.5 56.7 ± 11.0 59.3 ± 15.7 < 0.001
Triglycerides, mg/dL 140.6 ± 80.2 154.5 ± 101.9 143.9 ± 91.0 117.4 ± 67.0 121.6 ± 65.6 244.9 ± 406.6 < 0.001
AST, U/L 22.3 ± 9.1 24.4 ± 18.4 22.0 ± 7.1 22.7 ± 7.3 22.1 ± 5.7 24.0 ± 18.6 0.090
GGT, U/L 20.8 ± 29.5 23.2 ± 22.6 22.7 ± 21.4 32.9 ± 68.8 26.2 ± 24.3 33.9 ± 44.0 0.004
Hypertension, % 41.7 48.5 39.6 28.3 39.3 24.0 0.037
Diabetes, % 15.3 19.8 14.5 15.0 10.7 16.0 0.578
Hypercholesterolemia, % 24.5 26.3 23.5 26.7 12.5 36.0 0.225
Current smoking, % 1.5 2.4 2.5 6.7 3.6 4.0 0.060
Regular exercise, % 23.2 24.6 25.2 18.3 28.6 28.0 0.697
  1. Data are means ± standard deviations.
  2. BMI, body mass index; WC, waist circumference; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; FBG, fasting blood glucose; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; GGT, gamma-glutamyl transferase.
  3. *p for difference was obtained by analysis of variance for continuous variables and chi-square test for categorical variables, respectively.