Table 3

Criteria for diagnosis of subhealth and disease§
Factors Subhealth Disease
Blood pressure (mmHg)
 Systolic pressure 120-139 ≥ 140
 Diastolic pressure 80-89 ≥ 90
Fasting blood glucose (mmol/L) 6.1-6.9 ≥ 7.0
Blood lipids (mmol/L)
 Triacylglycerol ≥ 1.69
 Total cholesterol ≥ 5.17
BMI (kg/m2) ≥25
TBARS (μmol/L) ≥ 5.09
  Liver function (U/L)
  ALT 41-59 and without FLD ≥ 60
  AST 41-59 and without FLD ≥ 60
FLD (percentage of affected hepatocytes ) <33% and normal liver function ≥ 33%, or <33% and abnormal liver function
  Hepatitis B
HBsAg positive
HBsAb -
HBeAg positive
HBeAb positive
HBcAb positive
HBcAb-IgM positive
Renal function (ml/min per 1.73m2)
eGFR 60-89 < 60
Mental state
  Sleep quality Both have some problems
  Psychological state

§The criteria were applied to 1473 Chinese Han adult recruited from the urban area of Changsha City in the Central Region of China from September 2009 to August 2011, aged 20–91 and both genders.

Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; TBARS, thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST: aspartate aminotransferase; FLD, fatty liver disease; eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Li et al.

Li et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:446   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-446

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