Table 3 Comparison of prevalence of atrial fibrillation according to participants’ blood biochemical factors.

From: Epidemiological Characteristics of Atrial Fibrillation in Southern China: Results from the Guangzhou Heart Study

Biochemical factors Men Women
Frequency Prevalence (%) P-value Frequency Prevalence (%) P-value
Total cholesterol    0.0213§    0.0122§
   Not -elevated 2039 2.45   2914 1.51  
   Elevated 2059 1.46   4634 0.88  
Triglyceride    0.2445    0.8042
   Not-elevated 3215 2.08   6377 1.11  
   Elevated 883 1.47   1170 1.20  
High density lipoprotein cholesterol    0.5180    0.0091§
   Not-elevated 3768 1.91   6505 1.00  
   Elevated 330 2.42   1043 1.92  
Low density lipoprotein cholesterol    0.0873    0.0601
   Not-elevated 3099 2.16   5245 1.28  
   Elevated 999 1.30   2303 0.78  
Uric acid    0.1591    <0.0001§
   Not-elevated 2163 1.66   4108 0.99  
   Elevated 1935 2.27   3440 1.87  
Blood sugar    0.0146§    0.0088§
   Not-elevated 3390 1.71   6369 1.15  
   Elevated 708 3.11   1179 2.26  
Creatinine    0.0006§    <0.0001§
   Not-elevated 3346 1.64   6836 0.91  
   Elevated 861 3.48   970 2.89  
  1. §This symbol indicates P-value < 0.05 based on the χ2 test.