Journal of Diabetes Research / 2012 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Sex Differences in the Association between Level of Childhood Interleukin-6 and Insulin Resistance in Adolescence

Table 4

Risk of high IL-6 and HOMA-IR level in adolescence based on IL-6 level in childhood.

95% confidence
Odds ratioInterval value

IL-6 at age 13
 Boys0.900.38–2.120.81
 Girls2.551.12–5.800.03
HOMA-IR at age 13a
 Boys0.930.39–2.220.87
 Girls3.681.58–8.570.003

Odds ratios for being in the highest quartile of CVD risk factors age 13 yrs according to being in the upper quartile of IL-6 at age 9 yrs. Significant odds ratios are presented in bold.
a: adjusted for HOMA at age 9 yrs.

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