Table 1—

Odds of FVC <80% by disease group and CRP level

OR (95% CI)Subjects with FVC <80%/n
No MetS or diabetes
    Normal CRP1.00 (1.00–1.00)73/2,176
    High CRP1.55 (0.79–3.02)23/444
MetS
    Normal CRP1.32 (0.55–3.15)17/340
    High CRP4.26 (2.08–8.73)24/256
Diabetes
    Normal CRP3.57 (1.31–9.72)*13/111
    High CRP2.85 (1.18–6.88)*15/101
  • * P < 0.05,

  • P < 0.01 compared with no MetS or diabetes with normal (≤3 mg/l) CRP; estimates adjusted for age, sex, and ethnicity.