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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of influential factors on serum lipids in premenopausal women

From: Vegan diet and blood lipid profiles: a cross-sectional study of pre and postmenopausal women

Variable HDL-C LDL-C TG
  ß P-value ß P-value ß P-value
Diet patterns       
 Omnivores diet - - - - - -
 Ovo-lacto vegetarian diet -4.87 0.001 -7.14 0.008 6.30 0.295
 Vegan diet -7.63 0.001 0.18 0.964 23.37 0.008
Exercise habits       
 No - - - - - -
 Yes 0.77 0.277 -2.03 0.106 -10.19 <0.001
Oral contraceptives       
 Never - - - - - -
 Former -0.32 0.693 1.61 0.260 -0.51 0.874
 Current 3.61 0.130 11.28 0.008 24.39 0.011
Organic diet 1.35 0.632 -3.18 0.527 -0.89 0.937
Age (year) 0.20 <0.001 0.56 <0.001 0.70 <0.001
Hypertension 0.49 0.721 3.69 0.133 -0.76 0.890
Prediabetes# -0.07 0.947 -0.65 0.745 -3.44 0.443
Diabetes 4.53 0.035 19.51 <0.001 41.03 <0.001
Metabolic syndrome -13.25 <0.001 9.26 <0.001 98.98 <0.001
Obesity* -0.79 0.482 3.15 0.117 6.22 0.168
Anti-gout medication 9.34 0.208 13.98 0.290 44.24 0.136
  1. HDL-C:High density lipoprotein-cholesterol; LDL-C:Low density lipoprotein-cholesterol; TG: Triglycerides.
  2. *Obesity is defined as waist to hip ratio 0.85.
  3. #Prediabetes is defined as fasting blood sugar 100–125 mg/dl.