Table 4.

Adjusted means of cholesterol measures by quartiles of percent density stratified by history of hormone therapy use

Never used hormone therapy (n = 43)
Former users of hormone therapy (n = 40)
Used hormone therapy <5 y ago (n = 19)
Used hormone therapy ≥5 y ago (n = 18)
Adjusted hormone levels by quartiles of percent density* (95% CI)Adjusted hormone levels by quartiles of percent density* (95% CI)Adjusted hormone levels by quartiles of percent density (95% CI)Adjusted hormone levels by quartiles of percent density (95% CI)
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)235 (207-265)217 (193-244)216 (175-266)208 (180-241)
228 (206-253)228 (200-261)223 (182-272)204 (164-254)
229 (206-258)245 (216-278)268 (224-321)274 (221-340)
211 (186-239)248 (220-281)264 (223-313)271 (219-336)
    P for trend0.250.030.080.64
LDL (mg/dL)155 (128-188)137 (114-165)142 (102-196)127 (101-160)
146 (123-173)141 (115-174)133 (97-182)120 (86-169)
142 (118-171)162 (133-197)187 (141-248)199 (143-279)
133 (109-161)170 (140-205)183 (141-239)188 (134-262)
    P for trend0.240.030.120.62
HDL (mg/dL)51.5 (43.6-60.8)51.1 (43.7-59.9)48.7 (35.6-66.6)50.0 (40.1-62.3)
57.8 (49.8-67.2)50.1 (41.9-60.0)48.6 (36.0-65.7)54.2 (39.0-75.2)
58.0 (49.4-68.1)49.2 (41.5-58.3)47.4 (36.2-62.2)45.6 (33.1-63.0)
48.3 (40.8-57.1)51.4 (43.5-60.6)55.7 (43.2-71.8)49.8 (36.1-68.7)
    P for trend0.620.650.450.44
LDL/HDL3.0 (2.3-4.0)2.7 (2.1-3.5)2.9 (1.9-4.5)2.5 (1.9-3.5)
2.5 (2.0-3.2)2.8 (2.1-3.8)2.7 (1.8-4.2)2.2 (1.4-3.5)
2.4 (1.9-3.2)3.3 (2.5-4.4)4.0 (2.7-5.8)4.4 (2.8-6.9)
2.7 (2.1-3.6)3.3 (2.5-4.4)3.3 (2.3-4.7)3.8 (2.4-5.9)
    P for trend0.610.210.500.39
Total cholesterol/HDL4.6 (3.7-5.6)4.3 (3.5-5.2)4.4 (3.2-6.2)4.2 (3.3-5.3)
4.0 (3.3-4.8)4.6 (3.6-5.7)4.6 (3.3-6.3)3.8 (2.7-5.3)
4.0 (3.2-4.9)5.0 (4.0-6.2)5.6 (4.2-7.5)6.0 (4.3-8.4)
4.4 (3.5-5.4)4.8 (3.9-6.0)4.7 (3.6-6.2)5.4 (3.9-7.6)
    P for trend0.760.360.660.33
  • * Quartiles of percent density: first quartile: 0.2% to 2.75% (n = 9 never users and 11 former users); second quartile: 2.8% to 4.9% (n = 14 never users and 8 former users); third quartile: 5.1% to 7.5% (n = 10 never users and 11 former users); and fourth quartile: 7.5% to 26.1% (n = 10 never users and 10 former users). Adjusted for age, ethnicity, years since menopause, and percent body fat.

  • Quartiles of percent density: first quartile: 0.2% to 2.75% (n = 4 users <5 years and 7 users ≥5 years); second quartile: 2.8% to 4.9% (n = 4 users <5 years and 4 users ≥5 years); third quartile: 5.1% to 7.5% (n = 6 users <5 years and 4 users ≥5 years); and fourth quartile: 7.5% to 26.1% (n = 6 users <5 years and 3 users ≥5 years). Adjusted for age, ethnicity, years since menopause, and percent body fat.

  • P < 0.05, compared with first quartile.