TABLE 16-1bMeans or Proportions of CRP Systolic Blood Pressure, Hypertension, and Potential Confounders by 1059G/C Genotype

Means or Proportions by Genotype
CRP (mg/L log scale)a1.811.39< 0.001
Hypertension (%)53.353.10.95
Body mass index (kg/m2)27.527.80.29
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (mmol/l)1.671.650.38
Lifecourse socioeconomic position score4.354.420.53
Doctor diagnosed diabetes (%)
Current smoker (%)
Physically inactive (%)18.918.91.0
Moderate alcohol consumption (%)18.619.80.56

Geometric means and proportionate (%) change for a doubling of CRP.

CRP = C-reactive protein.

From: 16, Mendelian Randomization: Genetic Variants as Instruments for Strengthening Causal Inference in Observational Studies

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