Table 2

Covariates associated with FLG-II (bivariate analysis)

VariableFLG-II (total N=90)FLG-1 and FLG-0 (total N=542)T valueP value
NMean (SD)NMean (SD)
Age8731.2 (5.4)51528.4 (5.6)4.3<0.0001
AST6520.3 (9.3)38517.1 (4.9)4.1<0.0001
ALT6622.8 (14.5)37916.1 (8.1)5.3<0.0001
GGT6622.5 (14.0)38214.2 (7.6)7.0<0.0001
Systolic BP90107.3 (11.5)529101.7 (11.0)4.4<0.0001
Diastolic BP9068.0 (9.2)52964.8 (8.0)3.30.001
BMI8527.2 (3.9)50722.7 (4.4)8.7<0.0001
W/H ratio860.88 (0.06)5030.82 (0.07)6.3<0.0001
FPG8983.2 (16.8)53578.5 (12.3)3.10.001
2nd hour PG value of OGTT87123.4 (34.0)526108.9 (26.2)4.5<0.0001
Total cholesterol86174.4 (34.5)511163.3 (33.7)2.70.005
Triglycerides87102.3 (44.0)51477.5 (34.4)5.9<0.0001
LDL85129.5 (30.3)501114.0 (30.2)4.3<0.0001
HDL8844.4 (11.5)51449.2 (11.7)−3.5<0.0001
Serum creatinine8851.6 (7.2)52149.4 (8.5)2.30.022
Blood urea892.1 (0.5)5172.3 (0.6)−1.80.064
Haemoglobin8912.0 (0.9)52411.7 (1.0)2.60.009
  • ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; BMI, body mass index; BP, blood pressure; FLG, fatty liver grade; FPG, fasting plasma glucose; GGT, gamma-glutamyl transferase; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; OGTT, oral glucose tolerance test; PG, plasma glucose; W/H, waist to hip.