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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the subjects according to FLI categorical variables

From: Fatty Liver Index is Positively Associated with Arterial Stiffness in a Chinese Cohort Undergoing Health Assessment

Characteristics Total
(n = 402)
FLI categories p value
 < 30 (n = 136) 30–59 (n = 128)  ≥ 60 (n = 138)
Age, years 51.12 ± 11.95 51.27 ± 13.48 53.28 ± 11.51 48.98 ± 10.36 0.013
BMI/(kg/m2) 25.50 ± 4.00 22.29 ± 2.52 25.52 ± 2.63 28.65 ± 3.73  < 0.001
Waist (cm) 90.46 ± 10.67 81.10 ± 8.47 90.75 ± 6.09 99.41 ± 7.78  < 0.001
Glucose (mmol/L) 5.76 ± 1.78 5.47 ± 1.61 5.68 ± 1.31 6.14 ± 2.21 0.002
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.95 ± 1.30 1.19 ± 0.45 1.76 ± 0.84 2.88 ± 1.60  < 0.001
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.91 ± 1.04 4.80 ± 0.84 4.89 ± 1.09 5.05 ± 1.15 0.129
LDL-C (mmol/L) 3.27 ± 0.80 3.13 ± 0.78 3.29 ± 0.80 3.38 ± 0.77 0.043
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.19 ± 0.44 1.33 ± 0.47 1.18 ± 0.43 1.07 ± 0.38  < 0.001
ALT (IU/L) 24 (16–36) 15 (12–21) 26 (19–35) 34.5 (24–47)  < 0.001
AST (IU/L) 23 (19–29) 20 (17–24) 24 (20–29) 25 (20–33)  < 0.001
γ-GT (IU/L) 28 (18–46) 16 (13–22) 27 (21–39) 47 (32–66)  < 0.001
Creatinine (μmol/L) 77.11 ± 16.35 71.93 ± 12.42 78.98 ± 14.22 80.56 ± 20.07  < 0.001
eGFR (mL/min·1.73 m2) 90.00 ± 15.76 90.91 ± 13.31 86.99 ± 13.72 91.89 ± 19.12 0.030
PSP (mmHg) 132.59 ± 17.99 128.05 ± 19.40 135.05 ± 16.72 134.78 ± 16.92 0.001
PDP (mmHg) 77.50 ± 12.33 72.95 ± 11.78 79.22 ± 12.57 80.40 ± 11.39  < 0.001
PP (mmHg) 55.09 ± 13.07 55.10 ± 14.41 55.83 ± 12.84 54.38 ± 11.91 0.668
MAP (mmHg) 95.86 ± 13.08 91.32 ± 13.11 97.83 ± 12.72 98.53 ± 12.26  < 0.001
cfPWV (m/s) 8.23 ± 1.86 7.81 ± 1.83 8.49 ± 1.91 8.41 ± 1.77 0.005
HR (bpm) 70.37 ± 10.56 69.40 ± 11.21 70.25 ± 10.80 71.45 ± 9.60 0.271
FLI 45 (20–71) 14 (8–21) 44 (35–53) 79 (70–87)  < 0.001
logFLI 1.53 ± 0.38 1.08 ± 0.29 1.64 ± 0.09 1.89 ± 0.06  < 0.001
  1. Data are mean ± SD or percentage or median and interquartile range as marked. P value: independent t test analysis of variance for numeric variables and chi-squared test for categoric variables
  2. Abbreviations: FLI fatty liver index, ALT alanine transaminase, AST aspartate transaminase, γ-GT gamma-glutamyl-transferase, BMI body mass index, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, PSP peripheral systolic blood pressure, PDP peripheral diastolic blood pressure, MAP mean arterial pressure, cfPWV carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, HR heart rate, PP Pulse pressure