Figure 3.

Mean carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) with upper limit of 95% confidence interval in ENERGY-ADJUSTED PHOSPHORUS (eTP) intake quintiles for ALL SUBJECTS (WHITE SCALE; 1st: 0–162.1 mg/MJ/d, n = 109; 2nd: 162.2-182.8 mg/MJ/d, n = 109; 3rd: 182.9-200.85 mg/MJ/d, n = 109; 4th: 200.86-222.1 mg/MJ/d, n = 109; 5th: 222.2-320 mg/MJ/d, n = 110; p for all 0.289, ANCOVA), for FEMALES (GRAY SCALE; 1st: 0–164.5 mg/MJ/d, n = 74; 2nd: 164.6-183.0 mg/MJ/d, n = 74; 3rd: 183.1-203.0 mg/MJ/d, n = 75; 4th: 203.1-224.0 mg/MJ/d, n = 73; 5th: 224.1-310 mg/MJ/d, n = 74; p for all 0.231, ANCOVA), and for MALES (BLACK SCALE; 1st: 0–160 mg/MJ/d, n = 35; 2nd: 161–182 mg/MJ/d, n = 35; 3rd: 183–198 mg/MJ/d, n = 35; 4th: 199–218.0 mg/MJ/d n = 36; 5th: 218.1-320 mg/MJ/d, n = 35; p for all 0.432, ANCOVA). The data are adjusted for sex (when analyzing all subjects), age, LDL-HDL cholesterol ratio, smoking status, and IMT sonographer class. Significant differences from the highest eTP intake quintile (ANCOVA) / statistically significant trends (contrast analysis) between eTP intake and IMT are indicated with asterisks (*p < 0.05) (between all other groups p > 0.05).

Itkonen et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:94   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-94
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