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Table 5 Independent T-test of participants’ characteristics by IL-6

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

Variables IL-6 (< 1.62 pg/ml) [53] IL-6 (> 1.62 pg/ml) [33] P-value
Age (years) 63.34 ± 4.86 63.00 ± 4.24 0.734
Weight (kg) 65.66 ± 10.05 70.00 ± 10.03 0.054
Height (cm) 161.66 ± 5.01 162.15 ± 5.49 0.672
BMI (kg/m2) 25.09 ± 3.47 26.69 ± 4.16 0.057
WC (cm) 77.59 ± 9.77 83.11 ± 11.88 0.021
Waist-Hip ratio 0.80 ± 0.07 0.84 ± 0.09 0.020
Spine BMD 0.94 ± 0.15 0.90 ± 0.17 0.343
Spine T-score −0.99 ± 1.37 −1.32 ± 1.52 0.291
Femoral Neck BMD 0.71 ± 0.10 0.67 ± 0.09 0.035
Hip BMD 0.86 ± 0.12 0.81 ± 0.10 0.033
Hip T-score −0.64 ± 0.98 −1.10 ± 0.82 0.023
Lean mass (kg) 39.55 ± 4.59 41.07 ± 4.18 0.117
Total Fat% 39.55 ± 6.37 41.65 ± 5.25 0.100
Ferritin (μg/L) 142.75 ± 107.04 143.12 ± 91.74 0.987
25(OH)D3 (nmol/L) 80.17 ± 24.14 74.85 ± 22.46 0.303
  1. IL Interleukin, BMI Body mass index, WC Waist circumference, BMC Bone mineral content, BMD Bone mineral density, 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