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Table 2 Comparison of the levels of MS components according to drinking status and the three types of alcoholic beverages * (mean ± SD)

From: Association of alcohol consumption and components of metabolic syndrome among people in rural China

  Drinker Beer drinker Liquor drinker Rice wine drinker
  Yes No p Yes No p Yes No p Yes No p
  For women
Waist (cm) 81.0 ± 0.26 80.9 ± 0.09 0.88 81.4 ± 0.31 80.9 ± 0.09 0.13 81.5 ± 0.48 80.9 ± 0.09 0.22 80.8 ± 0.33 81.0 ± 0.09 0.58
TG (mmol/L) 1.35 ± 0.03 1.46 ± 0.01 <0.01 1.39 ± 0.04 1.46 ± 0.01 0.07 1.44 ± 0.06 1.45 ± 0.01 0.92 1.36 ± 0.04 1.46 ± 0.01 0.02
HDL-c (mmol/L) 1.66 ± 0.01 1.56 ± 0.01 <0.01 1.66 ± 0.01 1.56 ± 0.01 <0.01 1.65 ± 0.02 1.57 ± 0.01 <0.01 1.66 ± 0.01 1.56 ± 0.01 <0.01
Glucose (mmol/L) 4.48 ± 0.04 4.54 ± 0.01 0.10 4.51 ± 0.04 4.54 ± 0.01 0.57 4.48 ± 0.07 4.54 ± 0.01 0.39 4.45 ± 0.05 4.54 ± 0.01 0.06
SBP (mmHg) 120.3 ± 0.46 121.4 ± 0.16 0.02 120.3 ± 0.54 121.4 ± 0.16 0.05 119.6 ± 0.84 121.3 ± 0.15 0.05 119.6 ± 0.56 121.4 ± 0.16 <0.01
DBP (mmHg) 73.3 ± 0.28 73.5 ± 0.10 0.63 73.5 ± 0.33 73.4 ± 0.10 0.84 73.3 ± 0.51 73.5 ± 0.09 0.81 72.9 ± 0.34 73.5 ± 0.09 0.12
  For men
Waist (cm) 83.3 ± 0.17 82.1 ± 0.18 <0.01 83.5 ± 0.20 82.3 ± 0.16 <0.01 84.1 ± 0.24 82.3 ± 0.14 <0.01 82.9 ± 0.21 82.7 ± 0.15 0.58
TG (mmol/L) 1.49 ± 0.02 1.35 ± 0.03 <0.01 1.50 ± 0.03 1.38 ± 0.02 <0.01 1.58 ± 0.03 1.37 ± 0.02 <0.01 1.45 ± 0.03 1.41 ± 0.02 0.35
HDL-c (mmol/L) 1.62 ± 0.01 1.48 ± 0.01 <0.01 1.62 ± 0.01 1.52 ± 0.01 <0.01 1.63 ± 0.01 1.53 ± 0.01 <0.01 1.64 ± 0.01 1.51 ± 0.01 <0.01
Glucose (mmol/L) 4.51 ± 0.03 4.45 ± 0.03 0.13 4.51 ± 0.03 4.47 ± 0.03 0.29 4.59 ± 0.04 4.45 ± 0.02 <0.01 4.46 ± 0.03 4.50 ± 0.02 0.40
SBP (mmHg) 126.2 ± 0.28 124.3 ± 0.30 <0.01 125.6 ± 0.34 125.2 ± 0.26 0.29 126.9 ± 0.40 124.8 ± 0.24 <0.01 125.5 ± 0.34 125.3 ± 0.26 0.63
DBP (mmHg) 76.4 ± 0.18 74.8 ± 0.19 <0.01 76.1 ± 0.21 75.3 ± 0.17 <0.01 77.1 ± 0.25 75.1 ± 0.15 <0.01 76.0 ± 0.22 75.4 ± 0.16 0.02
  1. *Adjusted for age at interview.