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Table 2 Pearson correlation analysis of aPC IgM in association with traditional riskfactors for all study participants (n = 216) and for the Kitava (n = 108) and Skaraborg (n = 108) populations separately.

From: Atheroprotective natural anti-phosphorylcholine antibodies of IgM subclass are decreased in Swedish controls as compared to non-westernized individuals from New Guinea

  aPC IgM All aPC IgM Kitava aPC IgM Skaraborg
Age (years) -.08 .03 -.22*
SBP (mmHg) -.27*** .001 -.23**
DBP (mmHg) -.15* -.005 -.03
BMI -.34*** -.16 -.05
Smoking (no/yes) .23** .10 -.03
Waist -.36*** -.21* -.12
Total Cholesterol -.11 .06 -.06
HDL -.07 -.18 .10
LDL -.11 .09 -.10
Triglycerides -.03 .14 .01
  1. * p < .05, ** p < .01, ***p < .001
  2. SBP, systolic blood pressure
  3. DBP, diastolic blood pressure
  4. BMI, body mass index
  5. HDL, high density lipoprotein
  6. LDL, low density lipoprotein
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