Table 2.

Correlation coefficients (r) in the baseline calendar quartera

VariableTotal CholesterolLDL CholesterolHDL CholesterolTriglyceride
Age0.03b0.06c0.10b0.12b
BMI0.11b0.03b0.16b0.21b
nPCR (nPNA)0.05b0.06c−0.000.06c
Serum total cholesterol0.81b0.35b0.34b
    LDL0.81b0.20c0.04
    HDL0.35b0.20c0.27b
    triglyceride0.34b0.040.27b
    albumin0.11b0.07c0.020.12b
    creatinine−0.07b−0.010.11b0.06
    bicarbonate0.04b0.10b0.050.12b
    TIBC0.14b0.000.040.16b
    ferritin0.03c0.01−0.020.08c
Blood hematocrit0.09b0.08b0.040.01
    WBC0.01b0.01−0.09b0.08b
    lymphocyte0.10b−0.01−0.020.08c
  • a Values ≥0.10 are in boldface.

  • b P < 0.001.

  • c 0.001 < P < 0.05.