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Table 2 Adjusted Means by Religious Affiliation for Cholesterol Levels in Serially Adjusted Models

From: The association of religious affiliation with cholesterol levels among South Asians: the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America study

  LDL HDL Triglycerides
Base Modela (n = 882) Fully Adjusted Modelb (n = 882) Base Modela (n = 889) Fully Adjusted Modelb (n = 889) Base Modela (n = 889) Fully Adjusted Modelb (n = 889)
Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI)
Religious Affiliation
 Hinduism/ Jainism 105.8 (103.6, 108.0)* 106.0 (103.8, 108.2) 48.2 (47.3, 49.1) 48.2 (47.4, 49.1) 118.3 (114.3, 122.3) 118.1 (114.2, 122.2)
 Sikhism 111.3 (104.3, 118.7) 112.0 (104.9, 119.5) 50.4 (47.7, 53.4) 50.1 (47.4, 53.0) 118.5 (106.7, 131.7) 119.5 (107.4, 132.9)
 Islam 115.4 (107.8, 123.5) 114.0 (106.2, 122.4) 46.8 (44.1, 49.6) 48.2 (45.4, 51.2) 131.8 (118.1, 147.2) 127.7 (113.8, 143.3)
 Other 106.4 (98.6, 114.7) 105.8 (98.0, 114.2) 47.5 (44.5, 50.8) 47.3 (44.3, 50.5) 109.7 (97.0, 124.2)§ 110.3 (97.3, 124.9)
 None 105.2 (98.1, 112.9) 104.0 (96.7, 111.8) 51.5 (48.5, 54.8) 50.1 (47.1, 53.4) 109.7 (97.7, 123.1)** 113.6 (100.9, 127.8)
  1. aAdjusted for age, sex, and cholesterol medication use
  2. bFully adjusted model with smoking status, alcohol intake, physical activity and dietary pattern added to the base model
  3. *p = 0.02 for Hinduism/Jainism compared to Islam
  4. p = 0.05 for Hinduism/Jainism compared to Islam
  5. p = 0.03 for None compared to Islam; p = 0.04 for None compared to Hinduism/Jainism
  6. §p = 0.03 for Other compared to Islam
  7. **p = 0.02 for None compared to Islam