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Table 3 Means (sd) of TC, HDL-C, TC/HDL-C and non-HDL-C by quintiles of TC/HDL-C and non-HDL-C

From: Total cholesterol/HDL-C ratio versus non-HDL-C as predictors for ischemic heart disease: a 17-year follow-up study of women in southern Sweden

Variable Totals Quintile 1 Quintile 2 Quintile 3 Quintile 4 Quintile 5
TC/HDL-C category
Number of women (%) 6537 1307 (20.0) 1307 (20.0) 1308(20.0) 1307 (20.0) 1308 (20.0)
Ratio TC/HDL-C (mean) 3.7 (1.3) 2.4 (0.3) 2.9 (0.1) 3.4 (0.1) 4.0 (0.2) 5.6 (1.3)
TC (mmol/L) 6.0 (1.1) 5.2 (0.9) 5.7 (0.9) 6.0 (0.9) 6.2 (1.0) 6.7 (1.1)
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.7 (0.4) 2.2 (0.3) 1.9 (0.3) 1.8 (0.3) 1.5 (0.3) 1.2 (0.2)
Non-HDL-C category
Number of women (%) 6537 1304 (20.0) 1306 (20.0) 1302 (19.9) 1309 (20.0) 1316 (20.1)
Non-HDL-C (mmol/L) 4.2 (1.1) 2.8 (0.5) 3.6 (0.2) 4.1 (0.2) 4.7 (0.2) 5.9 (0.7)
TC (mmol/L) 6.0 (1.1) 4.7 (0.6) 5.4 (0.4) 5.8 (0.4) 6.4 (0.4) 7.4 (0.8)
HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.7 (0.4) 1.9 (0.4) 1.8 (0.4) 1.7 (0.4) 1.7 (0.4) 1.6 (0.4)
  1. Means (sd) for TC, HDL-C, TC/HDL-C and non-HDL-C by quintiles of TC/HDL-C category and non-HDL-C category (in italics). N = 6537 and IHD = 551
  2. TC, total cholesterol, HDL-C, high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol, TC/HDL-C, total-cholesterol-to-HDL-C ratio, non-HDL-C, total-cholesterol minus HDL-C
  3. p < 0.05 was considered statistically significant