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Table 1 Age-adjusted characteristics of study population in relation to height

From: Height correlates with dyslipidemia in non-overweight middle-aged Japanese men

  Height quartiles  
Q1 (low) Q2 Q3 Q4 (high) p for trend
Median height, cm 164.2 168.4 172.1 177.2  
No. of participants 750 753 752 761  
Age, years 49.3 ± 6.9 47.6 ± 6.9 46.7 ± 7.1 45.8 ± 6.5  
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 126 126 126 127 0.446
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 80 80 81 81 0.220
Body mass index, kg/m2 24.1 24.1 24.2 24.1 0.993
Current drinker, % 69.5 72.1 75.8 75.5 0.019
Current smoker, % 38.4 37.7 40.1 37.4 0.696
Anti-hypertensive medication, % 16.0 12.0 14.8 14.2 0.130
Glucose lowering medication, % 3.8 3.5 4.4 3.9 0.851
Lipid lowering medication, % 9.1 8.6 7.4 6.4 0.179
Serum HDL-cholesterol (HDL), mg/dL 59 58 58 57 0.246
Serum LDL-cholestreol (LDL), mg/dL 129 128 127 126 0.212
Serum triglycerides (TG), mg/dL 133 132 126 135 0.365
Blood sugar, mg/dL 100 101 102 101 0.346
Serum creatinine, mg/dL 0.85 0.87 0.91 0.90 0.002
  1. Age: mean ± standard deviation. Height quartiles are <166.7 cm for Q1, 166.7–170.3 cm for Q2, 170.4–174.2 cm for Q3, >174.2 cm for Q4