Table 2—

HRs for type 2 diabetes among 13,953 young adult men across quintiles of triglyceride levels

Quintile 1Quintile 2Quintile 3Quintile 4Quintile 5Ptrend
Triglyceride (mg/dl)30–6667–9091–119120–163164–299
Person-years of follow-up15,94115,11515,34015,42815,100
No. incident cases of type 2 diabetes22414379137<0.001
Adjusted risk ratio (95% CI)
    Age11.49 (0.94–2.35)1.72 (1.10–2.68)2.88 (1.90–4.36)4.77 (3.22–7.06)<0.001
    Age and BMI11.21 (0.77–1.93)1.34 (0.86–2.08)1.89 (1.24–2.87)2.61 (1.75–3.91)<0.001
    Age, BMI, and FPG11.16 (0.73–1.83)1.23 (0.79–1.92)1.69 (1.11–2.57)2.13 (1.42–3.19)<0.001
    Age, BMI, FPG and family history of diabetes*11.18 (0.75–1.87)1.25 (0.80–1.95)1.72 (1.13–2.61)2.10 (1.40–3.14)<0.001
    Multivariate11.15 (0.73–1.82)1.24 (0.78–1.94)1.72 (1.12–2.64)2.11 (1.38–3.22)<0.001
  • * Family history of diabetes is a reported first-degree relative with type 2 diabetes

  • The multivariate Cox regression model was adjusted for age, BMI, total cholesterol–to–HDL cholesterol ratio, fasting plasma glucose, mean arterial blood pressure (continuous variables), family history of coronary heart disease (positive, negative, or missing information), physical activity (yes, no, or missing information), and smoking status (current smoker, noncurrent smoker, or missing information). To convert the values for triglycerides to millimoles per liter, multiply by 0.0113.