Biomarker Unadjusted
Β(95% CI)
Adjusted*
Β (95% CI)
LSR (per unit decrease)  
CRP Quartiles    
<0.85 0 (ref) 0 (ref)
0.85-1.92 0.017 (-0.006, 0.040) -0.001 (-0.024, 0.021)
1.93-4.26 0.062 (0.039, 0.085) 0.033 (0.009, 0.056)
>4.26 0.089 (0.066, 0.112) 0.046 (0.021, 0.070)
IL-6 Quartiles  
<0.79 0 (ref) 0 (ref)
0.79-1.21 0.032 (0.009, 0.056) 0.014 (-0.009, 0.038)
1.22-1.89 0.049 (0.026, 0.072) 0.029 (0.005, 0.053)
>1.89 0.079 (0.056, 0.102) 0.043 (0.018, 0.068)
Liver attenuation (per unit decrease)  
CRP Quartiles  
<0.85 0 (ref) 0 (ref)
0.85-1.92 2.02 (1.03, 3.00) 0.84 (-0.10, 1.77)
1.93-4.26 3.97 (2.98, 4.96) 1.92 (0.95, 2.89)
>4.26 6.20 (5.21, 7.18) 3.08 (2.05, 4.11)
IL-6 Quartiles  
<0.79 0 (ref) 0 (ref)
0.79-1.21 2.54 (1.52, 3.55) 1.35 (0.39, 2.32)
1.22-1.89 3.72 (2.73, 4.71) 2.15 (1.17, 3.13)
>1.89 5.98 (4.99, 6.97) 3.17 (2.13, 4.21)
Table 2b: Association of Quartiles CRP & IL-6 with NAFLD defined by continuous liver-to-spleen ratio and liver attenuation