Table 3

Effect of various variables including fasting on serum lipids and BMI.a

Dependent variables

Predictors

Beta

t

p


End Total Cholesterol

Pre-fasting TC

0.94

28.3

<0.001

Fasting

-0.24

-7.7

<0.001

WHR

0.19

3.2

0.002

Sex

-0.12

-2.1

0.037

End LDL cholesterol

Pre-fasting LDL-C

0.93

32.7

<0.001

Fasting

-0.23

-8.5

<0.001

WHR

0.2

3.9

<0.001

Sex

-0.12

-2.4

0.018

End HDL cholesterol

Pre-fasting HDL-C

0.74

10.9

<0.001

Sex

-0.24

-3.54

<0.001

End TC/HDL cholesterol

Pre TC:HDL-C

0.85

19.1

<0.001

Sex

0.17

3.9

<0.001

End LDL/HDL cholesterol

Pre LDL:HDL-C

0.88

21.0

<0.001

Sex

0.14

3.4

<0.001

Fasting

-0.1

-2.7

0.008

End fasting BMI

Pre-fasting BMI

1.0

115.9

<0.001

Fasting

-0.35

-4.06

<0.001


Multiple Linear Stepwise Regression Analysis with mean end-TC, end-LDL cholesterol, end-HDL cholesterol, end-BMI and the end-ratios of TC/HDL-C and LDL-C/HDL-C as the dependent variables. Independent variables were age, mean pre-BMI, fasting, smoking, sex, educational level, WHR, pre-ratios of TC/HDL-C and LDL-C/HDL-C and the pre-values of the dependent variables. Sex, fasting and smoking are dummies (sex: 0 = females and 1 = males, fasting: 0 = control subjects and 1 = fasters, smoking: 0 = smokers and 1 = non-smokers). a. The subjects that had all six measurements were included (n = 71).

Sarri et al. BMC Public Health 2003 3:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-3-16

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