Table 1: Telomere length, race, and interaction terms on suspected nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, NHANES 1999–2002. The table included interaction terms to assess the relationship between race/ethnicity and telomere length in relation to suspected nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (defined by having elevated ALT levels).

VariableOdds ratio (OR) valueConfidence interval

Female sex1.030.850.75–1.40
Age in years0.98<0.010.97–0.99
Telomere length1.250.500.63–2.48
Race/ethnicity
White (non- Hispanic)1.00
Black (non-Hispanic)0.500.290.13–1.87
Mexican-American3.96<0.011.73–9.04
Other Hispanic0.540.500.08–3.89
Other/mixed race22.020.012.04–237.90
Interaction terms
MexicanXtelomere0.320.010.13–0.77
BlackXTelomere1.360.700.38–4.87
Other Hispanic XTelomere2.420.350.37–15.87
Other-MixedXTelomere0.070.010.008–0.54