Table 3

HRs (95% CIs) for the main effect associations of incident type 2 diabetes across quartiles of serum NEFAs, MESA, N = 5,697

Quartiles of NEFAsPtrend
Quartile, n1 (n = 1,380)2 (n = 1,461)3 (n = 1,455)4 (n = 1,401)
Range0.13–0.390.40–0.520.53–0.670.68–2.11
Cases, n124166181186
Model 1, HR (95% CI)1.01.35 (1.07, 1.71)1.58 (1.24, 2.00)1.86 (1.45, 2.38)<0.001
Model 2, HR (95% CI)1.01.23 (0.97, 1.56)1.35 (1.06, 1.72)1.56 (1.21, 2.00)0.006
  • Model 1 adjusted for age, sex, race, education, field center, smoking, and alcohol use. Model 2 adjusted for model 1 plus waist circumference and hs-CRP.