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Table 2 Sex-specific simple correlation coefficient of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and other variables

From: Hemoglobin as a possible biochemical index of hypertension-induced vascular damage

  Men Women
  Hypertension (−) Hypertension (+) Hypertension (−) Hypertension (+)
  r p r p r p r p
Age 0.11 0.123 −0.16 0.020 0.15 0.003 0.10 0.091
Systolic blood pressure 0.19 0.009 −0.02 0.737 0.07 0.156 −0.02 0.720
Diastolic blood pressure 0.18 0.013 0.08 0.250 −0.06 0.269 0.03 0.589
Body mass index (BMI) 0.03 0.638 0.33 <0.001 0.16 0.001 0.13 0.027
Drinking status −0.03 0.642 −0.01 0.936 −0.06 0.257 0.05 0.370
Smoking status 0.14 0.059 0.12 0.086 −0.004 0.937 0.06 0.301
Serum HDL cholesterol −0.12 0.107 −0.08 0.237 −0.14 0.004 −0.08 0.140
Serum LDL cholesterol −0.07 0.346 −0.09 0.196 −0.07 0.146 −0.10 0.081
Serum triglycerides (TG) 0.04 0.618 0.09 0.187 0.01 0.845 0.04 0.510
Serum aspartate transaminase (AST) 0.01 0.888 0.25 <0.001 0.02 0.647 0.11 0.047
Serum γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (γ-GTP) 0.03 0.705 0.26 <0.001 −0.01 0.834 0.11 0.043
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) 0.11 0.117 0.05 0.507 0.11 0.031 0.17 0.002
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) −0.04 0.542 0.09 0.223 −0.09 0.074 −0.01 0.869
Hemoglobin (Hb) −0.01 0.905 0.28 <0.001 −0.02 0.636 0.17 0.003
  1. Drinking status (never drinker, former drinker, current drinker (<23 g/week, 23–45 g/week, 46–68 g/week, ≥69 g/week)), smoking status (never smoker, former smoker, current smoker)