Clinical characteristics of the study population according to tertiles of eosinophil percentage.

Data are expressed as mean ± SD or median (interquartile range) or number (proportion).

P values were calculated by using ANCOVA with adjustment for age, sex, current smoking and current drinking, or chi-square analysis for category variables.

EOS, eosinophil; WC, waist circumference; SBP, systolic blood pressure; PP, postprandial; HOMA-IR, insulin resistance assessed by homeostasis model assessment; HDL cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol; IGR, impaired glucose regulation.