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Table 5 Blood Biomarkers Expressed as Mean (95% Confidence Intervals)

From: Is Cardiorespiratory Fitness Related to Cardiometabolic Health and All-Cause Mortality Risk in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease? A CARE CR Study

Variable High CRF, n = 28 Mod CRF, n = 32 Low CRF, n = 10 Partial eta squared p value
NT-proBNP (ng/L) 86.1 (11.4, 1428.0) * 217.0 (33.9, 1916.0) 464.0 (26.9, 2735.0)*  - < 0.001**
Total Chol (mmol/L) 3.6 (3.2, 3.9) 3.7 (3.4, 4.0) 3.9 (3.3, 4.5) 0.017 0.579
LDL Chol (mmol/L) 1.7 (1.4, 1.9) 1.8 (1.6, 2.1) 1.9 (1.4, 2.3) 0.019 0.529
HDL Chol (mmol/L) 1.2 (1.0, 1.3) 1.2 (1.0, 1.3) 1.4 (1.2, 1.6) 0.052 0.176
TC/HDL ratio 3.2 (2.9, 3.5) 3.3 (3.0, 3.6) 3.0 (2.5, 3.6) 0.01 0.713
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.6 (1.3, 1.9) 1.5 (1.2, 1.8) 1.4 (0.9, 2.0 0.011 0.691
Glucose (mmol/L) 5.7 (3.3, 13.8) 5.2 (4.1, 22.2)x 6.4 (5.5, 16.9)x  - 0.012**
hs-CRP (mg/L) 1.4 (0.3, 2.5)* 2.8 (1.7, 3.8) 4.2 (2.3, 6.2)* 0.099 0.033**
Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio 2.4 (2.1, 2.8) 2.8 (2.4, 3.1) 3.3 (2.7, 3.8) 0.084 0.052
Haematocrit (%) 0.423 (0.410, 0.435)+ 0.405 (0.393, 0.417)+ 0.376 (.355, 0.397)+ 0.180 0.001**
Haemoglobin (g/L) 145.5 (140.7, 150.2)+ 138.2 (133.7, 142.6)+ 125.6 (117.6, 133.6)+ 0.219 < 0.001**
eGFR (mL/min/1.73 m2) 80.2 (75.2, 85.3) 76.2 (71.4, 80.9) 71.0 (62.6, 79.4) 0.053 0.160
  1. NT-proBNP N-terminal prohormone brain natriuretic peptides, Chol cholesterol, LDL low-density lipoproteins, HDL high-density lipoproteins, hs-CRP high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, eGF estimated glomerular filtration rate
  2. **Significant group effect
  3. *Significant difference between high CRF and low CRF
  4. ✝Significant difference between high CRF and moderate CRF
  5. xSignificant difference between moderate CRF and low CRF
  6. +Significantly different from all other groups