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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of subjects in Tianjin General Hospital Cohort

From: Triglyceride is an independent predictor of type 2 diabetes among middle-aged and older adults: a prospective study with 8-year follow-ups in two cohorts

CharacteristicsNormal (< 1.7)Borderline (1.7–2.25)High (≥ 2.26)P-value*
Male (%)3639 (73.9%)898 (77.3%)955 (82.5%)< 0.001
Age (years)62.05 ± 14.2761.76 ± 13.1258.83 ± 12.36< 0.001
BMI (kg/m2)24.16 ± 3.1425.36 ± 2.2926.01 ± 2.78< 0.001
Hypertension2015/4569 (40.9)550/1065 (47.3)539/1041 (46.5)< 0.001
FPG (mmol/L)5.08 ± 0.645.16 ± 0.665.17 ± 0.66< 0.001
eGFR-mL/min/1.73288.72 ± 19.6086.57 ± 17.4587.26 ± 23.18< 0.001
TG (mmol/L)1.09 ± 0.321.94 ± 0.163.39 ± 1.67< 0.001
TC (mmol/L)4.76 ± 0.835.05 ± 0.865.21 ± 0.89< 0.001
Urine dipstick result ≥ 1 + protein-no./total no (%)140/4290 (3.2)50/1058 (3.8)41/1014 (4.0)0.275
Hyperuricemia541/4919 (11)234/1158 (20.1)347/1158 (30)< 0.001
SUA (μmol/L)319.74 ± 76.37351.90 ± 75.85375.08 ± 79.58< 0.001
ALT (IU/L)21.75 ± 17.6925.92 ± 15.2528.59 ± 12.15< 0.001
  1. Date are expressed as mean ± SD, n (%)
  2. BMI body mass index, Hypertension, FPG fasting plasma glucose, TG plasma triglyceride level, TC total cholesterol, eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, hyperuricemia, SUA serum uric acid, ALT alanine aminotransferase
  3. *P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant
  4. Grouped based on TG level: normal < 150 mg/dL; borderline high 150–199 mg/dL; high 200–499 mg/dL