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Table 6 Joint associations of serum ALT and SUA with NAFLD prevalence

From: Joint associations of serum uric acid and ALT with NAFLD in elderly men and women: a Chinese cross-sectional study

Group Cases/n (%) Model 1 Model 2
OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Total (n = 7569)
Low ALT + low SUA 1500/6269 (82.8) 1      
Low ALT + elevated SUA 411/840 (11.1) 3.22 2.77–3.74 < 0.001 1.94 1.61–2.34 < 0.001
Elevated ALT + low SUA 232/364 (4.8) 5.34 4.27–6.67 < 0.001 2.99 2.17–4.11 < 0.001
Elevated ALT + elevated SUA 86/96 (1.3) 26.75 13.85–51.65 < 0.001 9.15 4.31–19.40 < 0.001
Men (n = 3126)
Low ALT + low SUA 613/2482 (79.4) 1      
Low ALT + elevated SUA 187/408 (13.1) 2.90 2.33–3.61 < 0.001 1.99 1.53–2.59 < 0.001
Elevated ALT + low SUA 119/184 (5.9) 4.87 3.54–6.71 < 0.001 2.78 1.81–4.25 < 0.001
Elevated ALT + elevated SUA 48/52 (1.7) 30.68 10.97–85.77 < 0.001 10.75 3.56–32.46 < 0.001
Women (n = 4443)
Low ALT + low SUA 887/3787 (85.2) 1      
Low ALT + elevated SUA 224/432 (9.7) 3.48 2.83–4.28 < 0.001 2.00 1.55–2.58 < 0.001
Elevated ALT + low SUA 113/180 (4.1) 5.55 4.06–7.58 < 0.001 3.18 1.99–5.08 < 0.001
Elevated ALT + elevated SUA 38/44 (1.0) 20.60 8.68–48.90 < 0.001 7.96 2.83–22.39 < 0.001
  1. Elevated ALT: ALT > 40 U/L; Elevated SUA: Men: > 420 μmmol/L, Women: > 360 μmmol/L
  2. Low ALT: ALT ≤ 40 U/L; Low SUA: Men: ≤ 420 μmmol/L, Women: ≤ 360 μmmol/L
  3. Model 1: adjusted for age and sex (only for all participants)
  4. Model 2: adjusted for age, sex (only for all participants), BMI, history of cardiovascular related diseases, DBP, AST, TG, TC, HDL and FPG