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Table 1 Hyperuricemia-dependent clinical characteristics of the subjects

From: The Relevance of Hyperuricemia and Metabolic Syndrome and the Effect of Blood Lead Level on Uric Acid Concentration in Steelmaking Workers

Variables Normal (N = 577) Hyperuricemia (N = 182) p-value
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age (years) 42.3 (10.9) 38.1 (10.3) 0.000*
Waist circumference (cm) 83.5 (7.2) 85.5 (7.5) 0.001*
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.1 (2.6) 24.9 (2.9) 0.001*
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 118.3 (12.1) 119.8 (11.5) 0.135
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 76.2 (9.7) 77.4 (9.8) 0.142
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dL) 98.5 (21.4) 94.0 (11.5) 0.000*
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 194.0 (34.6) 199.7 (34.9) 0.054
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 110.0 (30.7) 110.6 (34.8) 0.829
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 54.0 (11.9) 51.1 (10.9) 0.004*
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 157.0 (116.0) 209.0 (161.4) 0.000*
AST (IU/L) 24.5 (13.3) 28.7 (14.7) 0.001*
ALT (IU/L) 27.4 (25.8) 35.2 (27.3) 0.001*
γ-GTP (IU/L) 44.0 (46.7) 59.2 (60.8) 0.002*
Serum creatinine (mg/dL) 0.9 (0.1) 1.0 (0.1) 0.000*
Smoking (pack-year) 10.7 (11.9) 11.2 (11.6) 0.622
Drinking (days/week) 1.7 (1.9) 1.9 (1.3) 0.037*
Exercise (days/week) 1.8 (1.7) 1.5 (1.7) 0.029*
Blood lead (μg/dL) 3.3 (1.8) 3.8 (1.8) 0.003*
  1. *: p < 0.05 by t-test.
  2. : Serum uric acid level ≥7 mg/dL.
  3. : Geometric mean (Geometric standard deviation).