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Table 2 Differences in blood lipid levels and related variables by education level

From: Association between education and blood lipid levels as income increases over a decade: a cohort study

Variables in 2010 Total Women Men
Low education High education p Low education High education p Low education High education p
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 136 ± 6 132 ± 3 0.548 133 ± 6 120 ± 4 0.098 142 ± 11 156 ± 6 0.246
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 183 ± 3 182 ± 2 0.667 186 ± 4 181 ± 2 0.217 179 ± 5 184 ± 3 0.345
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 110 ± 2 111 ± 1 0.745 114 ± 3 112 ± 1 0.423 104 ± 3 110 ± 2 0.133
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 47 ± 1 48 ± 1 0.499 46 ± 1 48 ± 1 0.090 50 ± 2 48 ± 1 0.266
Physical activity (METs/week) 4117 ± 4428 3288 ± 3730 0.021 2369 ± 2773 2584 ± 3009 0.529 7041 ± 5110 4707 ± 4560 0.001
Energy intake (Kcal/day) 2321 ± 1006 2273 ± 893 0.578 1830 ± 631 1980 ± 701 0.062 3154 ± 978 2876 ± 941 0.061
BMI (kg/m2) 29 ± 6 28 ± 5 0.086 30 ± 6 28 ± 5 0.002 27 ± 5 28 ± 4 0.119
Skinfold thickness sum (mm) 75 ± 32 76 ± 25 0.523 91 ± 26 83 ± 24 0.007 48 ± 22 62 ± 21 < 0.001
  1. Values expressed as mean ± standard deviation; Student t-test; Low education: ≤ 8 years, High education > 8 years