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Table 3 Correlation coefficients among age, BMI, biochemical levels, and antioxidant enzyme activities

From: Antioxidant enzymes activities in obese Tunisian children

   Boys (n=50) Girls (n=56)
   GPx SOD CAT GPx SOD CAT
Age Correlation coefficient −0.04 −0.12 −0.22 −0.12 0.13 −0.04
  Significance 0.8 0.52 0.21 0.43 0.45 0.79
BMI Correlation coefficient 0.17 0.3* −0.08 −0.03 0.15* −0.08
  Significance 0.28 0.04 0.65 0.87 0.036 0.57
Waist circumference Correlation coefficient −0.05 0.18 −0.11 −0.23 0.03 0.11
  Significance 0.86 0.58 0.69 0.39 0.91 0.71
Hip circumference Correlation coefficient 0.07 0.33 −0.11 −0.29 0.14 0.19
  Significance 0.81 0.28 0.69 0.28 0.62 0.51
Glucose Correlation coefficient 0.19 0.06 0.18 −0.23 −0.27 −0.18
  Significance 0.41 0.83 0.48 0.26 0.16 0.43
Total cholesterol Correlation coefficient 0.32 0.14 0.15 0.36 0.23 0.12
  Significance 0.28 0.35 0.19 0.16 0.52 0.26
Triglycerides Correlation coefficient −0.03 0.18 −0.05 0.07 0.19 −0.42
  Significance 0.69 0.19 0.56 0.37 0.29 0.13
  1. * Significant correlation (p < 0.05).