Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Summary statistics for the biomarker-based health indicators

From: Association of blood lipids, creatinine, albumin, and CRP with socioeconomic status in Malawi

  N Mean std. Percentiles Age-Gradient
     25th 50th 75th of median
Total cholesterol (Chol) (mg/dL)        
Female 571 115.1 29.8 92.7 112.0 135.1 0.43
Male 336 103.5 37.9 83.0 100.4 119.7 0.64
Total 907 110.8 33.5 88.8 108.1 131.3 0.36
High-density cholesterol (HDL) (mg/dL)        
Female 571 33.4 11.6 27.0 30.9 42.5 0.00
Male 336 28.4 9.89 23.2 27.0 34.7 0.18
Total 907 31.6 11.2 23.2 30.9 38.6 -0.06
Chol/HDL Ratio        
Female 571 3.78 1.57 2.87 3.45 4.22 0.014
Male 336 3.97 1.73 3.00 3.63 4.40 0.002
Total 907 3.85 1.63 2.90 3.50 4.29 0.005
Low-density cholesterol (LDL) (mg/dL)        
Female 571 61.9 23.1 46.3 57.9 77.2 0.30
Male 336 53.9 28.5 38.6 50.2 65.6 0.45
Total 907 58.9 25.5 42.5 57.9 73.4 0.20
Creatinine (mg/dL)        
Female 571 0.67 0.17 0.54 0.66 0.76 0.002
Male 336 0.84 0.19 0.71 0.81 0.94 0.000
Total 907 0.73 0.20 0.60 0.71 0.84 0.002
Albumin (g/dL)        
Female 571 3.66 0.49 3.39 3.66 3.94 -0.003
Male 336 3.55 0.51 3.25 3.52 3.84 -0.008
Total 907 3.62 0.50 3.33 3.62 3.91 -0.006 +
C-reactive protein (CRP)        
Female 561 3.82 11.0 0.20 0.50 2.30 0.006
Male 332 4.99 12.2 0.20 0.80 3.00 0.013
Total 893 4.26 11.5 0.20 0.60 2.60 0.002
  1. Age gradient of median is the coef of a quantile regression of the 50th percentile on age. p-values: + p <0.10, p <0.05, p <0.01.