Table 3: Risk factors for atherosclerosis according to female gender.


Age 0.93
Waist circumference (cm) 0.79
Body mass index (Kg/m2) 0.83
SBP (mmHg) 0.65
DBP (mmHg) 0.77
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 0.82
ESR 0.96
AST (IU/L) 0.65
ALT (IU/L) 0.96
rGTP (IU/L) 0.59
FBS (mg/dL) 0.85
Uric acid (mg/dL) 0.29
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 0.97
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.18
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.05*
hs-CRP (mg/dL) 0.35
Lp (a) 0.46
Free T4 (ng/dL) 0.10
TSH ( g/mL) 0.05*
Ferritin (ng/mL) 0.42

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.