Table 2: Risk factors for atherosclerosis according to male gender.


Age 0.29
Waist circumference (cm) 0.64
Body mass index (Kg/m2) 0.82
SBP (mmHg) 0.67
DBP (mmHg) 0.46
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 0.46
ESR 0.60
AST (IU/L) 0.70
ALT (IU/L) 0.68
rGTP (IU/L) 0.38
FBS (mg/dL) 0.82
Uric acid (mg/dL) 0.95
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 0.09
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.51
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.51
hs-CRP (mg/dL) 0.30
Lp (a) 0.41
Free T4 (ng/dL) 0.45
TSH ( g/mL) 0.50
Ferritin (ng/mL) 0.84

All values are presented as mean standard deviation of the mean. *P values were obtained by Kruskal-Wallis test.
SBP: systolic blood pressure, DBP: diastolic blood pressure, ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate, AST: aspartate transaminase, ALT: alanine aminotransferase, FBS: fasting blood sugar, hs-CRP: high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, Lp (a): lipoprotein a, and TSH: thyroid stimulating hormone.