Table 2: Age- and sex-adjusted multivariate analyses of the risk of developing incidental NAFLD at 5 years after the baseline examination according to white blood cell quartiles.

Q1Q2Q3Q4

Women
 Model 11 (ref)2.09 2.13 2.05
 Model 21 (ref)1.76 1.82 2.44
 Model 31 (ref)1.51 (0.90–2.55)1.40 (0.82–2.37)1.85
Men
 Model 11 (ref)1.44 (0.97–2.14)1.96 2.57
 Model 21 (ref)1.33 (0.88–2.03)1.54 2.42
 Model 31 (ref)1.15 (0.75–1.77)1.23 (0.80–1.89)1.68

Mode 1: unadjusted. Model 2: adjusting for age and body mass index. Model 3: adjusting for age, body mass index, hypertension, smoking, glucose, HDL cholesterol, and triglyceride.
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NAFLD: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; HDL: high density lipoprotein.