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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression of independent variables with odds (OR) of having ALT above upper reference limit in men (> 70 U/L) and women (> 45 U/L)

From: Serum alanine aminotransferase activity and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in a Caucasian population: the Tromsø study

Predictors Abnormal ALT, men (n = 113) Abnormal ALT, women (n = 188)
OR (95% CI) P value OR (95% CI) P value
Age (years) 1.06 (1.04, 1.08)  < 0.001 1.01 (0.99, 1.03) 0.43
BMI (kg/m2) 0.94 (0.88, 1.00) 0.047 0.90 (0.86, 0.95)  < 0.001
Waist-to-hip-ratio 0.003 (0.00, 0.09) 0.001 0.11 (0.002, 10.55) 0.37
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 0.98 (0.96, 1.00) 0.068 1.00 (0.95, 1.00) 0.025
Total/HDL cholesterol ratio 1.01 (0.84, 1.22) 0.93 0.81 (0.62, 1.06) 0.12
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 0.93 (0.74, 1.17) 0.54 1.13 (0.79, 1.62) 0.50
Log s-glucose (mmol/L) 0.14 (0.01, 2.99) 0.21 0.21 (0.04, 10.68) 0.43
Log HbA1C (%) 0.03 (0.00, 4.57) 0.17 0.01 (0.00, 7.77) 0.18
Log hs-CRP (mg/dl)    0.75 (0.40, 1.42) 0.38
  1. ALT alanine aminotransferase, BMI body mass index, HbA1C glycated haemoglobin, Hs-CRP high-sensitive C-reactive protein, SD standard deviation