Table 2.

Relationships with Elevated Ferritin*

High FerritinLow FerritinP
Uric acid (mean mg/dL)6.155.27<.01
ALT (mean U/L)39.4624.47<.01
AST (mean U/L)32.6523.50<.01
GGT (mean U/L)55.7727.58<.01
Albumin-creatinine ratio ≥30 (%)16.608.75<.01
Difficulty stooping (%)24.1317.29<.01
Difficulty walking (%)5.233.18.01
Difficulty standing (%)11.748.08<.01
Arthritis (%)28.7920.82<.01
Joint pain (%)47.1844.46.33
  • * High ferritin: >300 ng/mL for men, >200 ng/mL for women.

  • ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; GGT, γ-glutamyltransferase.