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Table 1 Baseline demographics of the study population

From: Is Toxoplasma gondii infection correlated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?- a population-based study

Variables Anti- T. gondii antibody IgG t/χ2 p value
Negative Positive
(n = 6945) (n = 2520)
Age(years)a 42.48 ± 15.76 49.41 ± 16.37 −18.71 < 0.001
Age groups (%)
 < 30 years 1982 (28.54%) 460(18.25%) 345.87 < 0.001
 30–40 years 1623(23.37%) 391(15.52%)   
 40–50 years 1165(16.77%) 380(15.08%)   
 50–60 years 839(12.08%) 422(16.75%)   
 60–70 years 985(14.18%) 632(25.08%)   
 ≥70 years 351(5.05%) 235(9.33%)   
Gender (%)
 Male 3189(45.92%) 1252(49.68%) 10.52 0.001
 Female 3756(54.08%) 1268(50.32%)   
Ethnicity (%)    43.56 < 0.001
 Non-Hispanic white 2375(34.20%) 907(35.99%)   
 Non-Hispanic black 2042(29.40%) 696(27.62%)   
 Mexican American 2293(33.02%) 761(30.20%)   
 Others 235(3.38%) 156(6.19%)   
BMI(kg/m2) 27.47 ± 6.00 27.96 ± 5.85 −3.48 < 0.001
NAFLD (%)
 Yes 1625(23.40%) 683(72.90%) 13.77 < 0.001
 No 5320(76.60%) 1837(27.10%)   
Cholesterol (mmol/L)a 5.38 ± 1.17 5.62 ± 1.20 − 8.53 < 0.001
Triglyceride (mmol/L)a 1.64 ± 1.33 1.81 ± 1.42 − 5.27 < 0.001
FBG (mmol/L)a 5.47 ± 2.09 5.80 ± 2.52 −6.54 < 0.001
Uric acid (mmol/L)a 311.40 ± 92.37 322.18 ± 95.15 − 4.98 < 0.001
HbA1c (%)a 5.54 ± 1.15 5.73 ± 1.27 − 6.95 < 0.001
TBIL (mmol/L)a 9.92 ± 5.55 9.67 ± 5.00 2.01 0.044
ALT (U/L)a 18.32 ± 15.36 17.96 ± 17.44 0.96 0.34
AST (U/L)a 21.73 ± 14.09 21.97 ± 14.18 −0.72 0.47
GGT (U/L)a 25.72 ± 39.28 28.45 ± 53.48 − 2.69 0.007
ALP (U/L)a 86.24 ± 27.85 91.41 ± 38.98 − 7.08 < 0.001
Albumin (g/L)a 41.52 ± 3.87 41.16 ± 3.84 4.03 < 0.001
Globulin (g/L)a 33.14 ± 4.62 33.72 ± 4.82 − 4.69 < 0.001
Creatinine (umol/L)a 93.27 ± 26.13 96.35 ± 32.40 − 4.71 < 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: FBG fasting blood-glucose, HBA1c Glycated hemoglobin, TBIL total bilirubin, ALT alanine transaminase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, GGT gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, ALP alkaline phosphatase
  2. aExpress as mean ± sd or number(%)