Table 4—

Comparison of inflammatory and endothelial markers between case and control subjects

Case subjectsControl subjectsPr>|t|
Adiponectin (μg/ml)4.3 (3.6–5.8)5.3 (4.3–6.3)0.01
CRP (mg/l)4.5 (2.5–8.3)4.9 (2.1–8.6)0.98
IL-6 (pg/ml)5.2 (3.3–6.2)4.9 (4.0–6.2)0.86
TNF-α (pg/ml)3.2 (2.4–5.2)3.0 (2.4–4.1)0.80
sPLA2 (ng/ml)3.0 (2.2–4.1)3.3 (2.2–4.5)0.72
sE-selectin (ng/ml)75 (66–94)76 (59–94)0.68
sICAM-1 (ng/ml)324 (263–364)338 (298–385)0.40
sVCAM-1 (ng/ml)499 (413–550)490 (444–562)0.26
vWF (%)92 (65–128)106 (80–132)0.17
  • Data are median ± interquartile range. Calculations are from 70 case-control subject pairs for adiponectin and from 68 case-control subject pairs for all other markers except IL-6, which was calculated for 66 case-control subject pairs.