Table 6

Mean level of biological variables by hysterectomy and current use of HRT status in Busselton and Perth women combined after adjustment for age and place of residence†

No hysterectomyHysterectomy
Current use of HRTCurrent use of HRT
Description of biological variableNo n=1598Yes n=296No n=350Yes n=296
†Age adjustment included age and age squared. *p<0.05 for pairwise comparison with non-users of HRT who have undergone hysterectomy. **p<0.10 for pairwise comparison with non-users of HRT who have undergone hysterectomy.
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)128.0*126.6*130.6128.2**
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)76.976.1*77.777.1
Body mass index (kg/m2)26.0*25.0*26.925.7*
Waist/hip ratio0.790.79*0.800.79
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)5.735.51*5.735.77
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.52*1.54*1.471.67*
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)3.673.44*3.683.46*
Triglycerides (mmol/l)1.22*1.21*1.341.45*
Total/HDL cholesterol ratio4.02*3.83*4.183.69*