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Table 2 Blood test results of the study population at study entry

From: Components of metabolic syndrome in patients with multiple myeloma and smoldering multiple myeloma

Parameter Multiple myeloma Smoldering multiple myeloma Controls P-value
TG (mg/dL) Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI)  
HDL-C (mg/dL) 146.0a 130.9–161.1 132.2ab 110.1–154.3 120.8b 109.5–132.1 .027
LDL-C (mg/dL) 48.4a 45.6–51.3 50.4a 45.9–54.8 57.9b 54.9–60.9 <.001
TC (mg/dL) 104.1a 96.6–111.7 95.8a 86.4–105.3 129.9b 123.5–136.3 <.001
Glucose (mg/dL) 181.2a 170.9–191.4 171.8a 160.6–183.0 212.5b 205.1–219.8 <.001
CI confidence interval, 108.0a 101.3–114.8 102.6ab 92.8–112.4 98.0b 95.1–100.9 .018
  1. CI confidence interval, TG triglycerides, HDL-C HDL-cholesterol, LDL-C LDL-cholesterol, TC total cholesterol
  2. a and bUsed to discriminate within-group difference
  3. aStatistically different from b
  4. abIntermediate group which does not differ from a or b