Table 4: Risk factors for atherosclerosis according to CD 14 −159 genotypes in subjects with H. pylori infection.


Age 0.38
Waist circumference (cm) 0.42
Body mass index (Kg/m2) 0.73
SBP (mmHg) 0.82
DBP (mmHg) 0.64
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 0.39
ESR 0.83
AST (IU/L) 0.33
ALT (IU/L) 0.21
rGTP (IU/L) 0.31
FBS (mg/dL) 0.78
Uric acid (mg/dL) 0.68
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 0.18
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.72
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.20
hs-CRP (mg/dL) 0.59
Lp (a) 0.88
Free T4 (ng/dL) 0.16
TSH ( g/mL) 0.13
Ferritin (ng/mL) 0.26

All values are presented as mean standard deviation of the mean. *P values were obtained by one-way ANOVA.
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.