Table 3

Subjects’ laboratory parameters by self-rated health status
Healthy Relatively healthy Unhealthy
RBC (1012/L) 4.76±0.48 4.68±0.45* 4.59±0.45*
HGB (g/L) 138.8±16.1 136.7±15.9* 135.1±15.5*
AST (U/L) 23.4±11.1 24.5±13.2* 26.0±11.9*
TC (mmol/L) 4.85±1.46 5.00±0.96* 5.21±1.17*
TG (mmol/L) 1.40±1.15 1.52±1.21* 1.61±1.18*
LDL-C (mmol/L) 3.12±0.83 3.22±0.84* 3.24±0.82*
FPG (mmol/L) 5.17±1.21 5.38±1.55* 5.58±1.66*

n=3151.

Data are mean ± SD.

Statistical significance was determined using Bonferroni’s multiple-comparison tests.

* p<0.05, comparing with the healthy group.

RBC: red blood cell.

HGB: hemoglobin.

AST: aspartate aminotransferase.

TC: total cholesterol.

TG: triglyceride.

LDL-C: low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

FPG: fasting plasma glucose.

Wu et al.

Wu et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:320   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-320

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