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Table 1 Characteristics of participants by hearing levels

From: Association between NR3C1 gene polymorphisms and age-related hearing impairment in Qingdao Chinese elderly

Variable Hearing levels P
Normal hearing group ARHI group
PTA (dB HL)1 21.00 (5.00) 35.00 (15.00)  < 0.01
Age (years)1 65.00 (6.00) 68.00 (9.00)  < 0.01
Gender2     < 0.01
 Male 55 (27.23) 290 (44.01)  
 Female 147 (72.77) 369 (55.99)  
Drinking2    0.02
 No 143 (70.79) 407 (61.76)  
 Yes 59 (29.21) 252 (38.24)  
Smoking2     < 0.01
 No 156 (77.23) 416 (63.13)  
 Yes 46 (22.77) 243 (36.87)  
Diabetes2    0.26
 No 33 (16.42) 132 (20.06)  
 Yes 168 (83.58) 526 (79.94)  
Hypertension2    0.69
 No 86 (42.57) 292 (44.31)  
 Yes 116 (57.43) 367 (55.69)  
Chronic liver disease2    0.17
 No 10 (4.95) 18 (2.73)  
 Yes 192 (95.05) 641 (97.27)  
Bone mineral density1  − 2.30 (1.10)  − 2.40 (1.10) 0.63
  1. 1Data are presented as median (interquartile range) and Mann–Whitney U test
  2. 2Data are presented as N (%) and Person’s chi-square test