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Table 2 Characteristics according to quartiles of CRP

From: Inflammatory markers and bone health in postmenopausal women: a cross-sectional overview

Parameters < 0.60 mg/L (n = 26) 0.61–1.0 mg/L (n = 17) 1.01–2.20 mg/L (n = 20) > 2.21 mg/L (n = 20) F-value P-value
Age (years) 62.4(4.1) 64.5(6.4) 63.9(4.3) 63.1(3.9) 0.871 0.460
BMI (kg/m2) 23.3(3.4) 25.7(3.4) 27.6(2.6) 27.2(4.3) 7.489 < 0.001
WC (cm) 73.3(9.7) 80.6(12.0) 84.7(7.2) 83.0(11.3) 5.853 0.001
Waist to Hip ratio 0.77(0.07) 0.82(0.09) 0.84(0.06) 0.83(0.09) 4.150 0.009
Spine BMD 0.89(0.18) 0.91(0.14) 0.93(0.15) 0.94(0.16) 0.434 0.729
Spine T-score −1.4(1.6) −1.2(1.2) −1.1(1.4) −0.9(1.3) 0.533 0.661
Hip BMD 0.81(0.12) 0.86(0.12) 0.84(0.12) 0.85(0.08) 0.715 0.546
Hip T-score −1.27(0.88) −0.55(1.00) −0.68(1.06) − 0.73(0.67) 0.795 0.500
Android fat % 32.3(8.1) 35.0(8.6) 39.9(5.9) 39.3(8.2) 4.795 0.004
Gynoid fat % 40.7(7.3) 43.2(4.0) 44.6(3.6) 44.6(4.4) 2.881 0.041
Android:Gynoid ratio 0.79(0.13) 0.81(0.17) 0.90(0.12) 0.87(0.14) 2.737 0.049
Trunk fat % 32.8(7.1) 36.4(7.3) 40.4(4.2) 40.2(7.5) 6.778 < 0.001
Body fat % 36.9(6.9) 40.2(5.7) 42.9(2.9) 42.9(5.6) 6.072 0.001
TFM/TLM 0.6(0.2) 0.7(0.2) 0.8(0.1) 0.8(0.2) 7.094 0.001
Ferritin (μg/L) 134.0(118.9) 160.4(105.8) 130.5(89.5) 154.1(93.0) 0.398 0.755
25(OH)D3 (nmol/L) 83.6(24.8) 80.0(16.6) 75.1(23.6) 73.2(24.8) 0.955 0.418
  1. BMI Body mass index, WC Waist circumference, BMD Bone mineral density, TFM Total fat mass, TLM Total lean mass, CRP C-reactive protein. Variables are reported as mean values with their standard deviation (SD). Number of participants (n). Significant values are in bold text