Age adjusted mean values and proportions by height Simple correlation analysis of height and other variables
Height Quartile
Q1 (low) Q2 Q3 Q4 (High) P for trend r p
Median Height level, cm 154.6 159.7 163.9 169.0    
Number 197 196 197 197   2587
Age, years 73.1 ± 6.9 71.5 ± 7.0 69.4 ± 6.2 68.0 ± 6.2 <0.001 -0.296 <0.001
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 144 142 140 142 0.229 -0.065 0.068
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 83 83 82 84 0.254 0.086 0.015
Antihypertensive  medication use, % 29.1 35.7 29.0 34.7 0.312 -0.025 0.488
Antidiabetic medication use, % 5.3 5.5 8.7 8.9 0.367 0.047 0.187
Lipid lowering  medication use, % 5.4 6.1 3.6 7.3 0.462 0.017 0.634
History of cardiovascular disease, % 9.0 14.0 13.1 11.2 0.436 -0.016 0.649
Body mass Index, Kg/m2 22.0 21.9 21.8 21.9 0.836 -0.016 0.363
Current drinkers, % 42.2 46.2 51.9 55.3 0.057 0.140 <0.001
Current smokers, % 22 25 19 22 0.635 0.009 0.791
HbA1c (NGSP), % 5.7 5.9 5.9 6.2 0.012 0.012 0.730
Serum HDL-Cholesterol, mg/dL 56 56 58 55 0.093 0.009 0.795
Serum triglycerides (TG), mg/dL 112 105 107 112 0.707 0.038 0.278
Serum aspartate aminotranferase (AST) IU/L 25 25 25 24 0.384 -0.071 0.045
Serum uric acid, mg/dL 5.7 5.9 5.9 6.2 0.012 0.128 <0.001
Serum creatinine, mg/dL 0.87 0.89 0.91 0.97 0.002 0.119 <0.001
Age: Mean ± Standard Deviation, P: P value, NGSP: National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program, Height quartile: <157.9cm, l57.9-l61.7cm, 161.8-165.7 cm and >l65.7 cm.
Table 1: Characteristics of total study population.