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Table 3 Serum lipid characteristics in different age groups

From: Metabolic syndrome and its components in Polish women of childbearing age: a nationwide study

Parameter All Age (years) P value P for trend
20–29 30–39 40–49
TC (mmol/l) N = 1528      
 x ± SD 4.90 ± 1.05 4.54 ± 0.97 4.81 ± 1.03 5.23 ± 1.02 <0.0001 <0.0001
 Median 4.89 4.51 4.77 5.24   
LDL-chol (mmol/l) N = 1528      
 x ± SD 2.85 ± 0.85 2.53 ± 0.77 2.79 ± 0.82 3.15 ± 0.85 <0.0001 <0.0001
 Median 2.78 2.46 2.69 3.13   
TG (mmol/l) N = 1527      
 x ± SD 1.14 ± 0.70 0.99 ± 0.43 1.11 ± 0.79 1.27 ± 0.73 <0.0001 <0.0001
 Median 0.98 0.89 0.95 1.09   
HDL-chol (mmol/l) N = 1528      
 x ± SD 1.58 ± 0.42 1.60 ± 0.42 1.58 ± 0.42 1.55 ± 0.41 ns  
 Median 1.55 1.59 1.54 1.54
TC (%)       
 TC < 4.9 mmol/l 50.0 65.7 55.6 33.6   
 TC ≥ 4.9 mmol/la 50.0 34.3 44.4 66.4 <0.0001 <0.0001
LDL-chol (%)       
 LDL-chol <3.00 mmol/l 59.4 77.3 63.9 42.5   
 LDL-chol ≥3.00 mmol/la 40.6 22.7 36.1 57.5 <0.0001 <0.0001
TG (%)       
 < 1.7 mmol/l 87.4 93.8 89.9 80.3   
 ≥ 1.7 mmol/l 12.6 6.2 10.1 19.7 <0.0001 <0.0001
HDL-chol (%)b       
 HDL-chol <1.16 mmol/l 15.1 14.4 14.4 16.3 ns  
 HDL-chol ≥1.16 mmol/l 84.9 85.6 85.6 83.7   
HDL-chol (%)c       
 HDL-chol <1.3 mmol/l 25.4 23.4 23.4 28.8 0.0697  
 HDL-chol ≥1.3 mmol/l 74.6 76.6 76.6 71.2   
  1. aor hypolipemic medication during 3 preceding days.
  2. baccording to the criteria of the European Society of Cardiology, c according to the IDF criteria