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Table 5 Partial correlation coefficients and adjusted R2 values for regression of BMI categories with either the addition of logWC or logWHtR with metabolic risk factors

From: Comparison of direct measures of adiposity with indirect measures for assessing cardiometabolic risk factors in preadolescent girls

BMI category + logWC BMI category + logWHtR
  n Partial Correlation, BMI category Partial Correlation, logWC Model Adjusted R2 n Partial Correlation, BMI category Partial Correlation, logWHtR Model Adjusted R2
logHOMA-IR 234 Overweight: 0.26*** 0.45 234 Overweight: 0.20* 0.43
0.10 0.13*
Obese: Obese:
0.14* 0.19*
logTG 269 Overweight: 0.23*** 0.16 269 Overweight: 0.22** 0.16
−0.04 −0.02
Obese: Obese
−0.03 −0.02
logHDL 269 Overweight: −0.19* 0.20 269 Overweight: −0.19* 0.20
0.01 0.02
Obese: Obese:
−0.07 −0.08
logLDL 269 Overweight: 0.18* 0.07 269 Overweight: 0.20** 0.07
−0.05 −0.06
Obese: Obese:
−0.03 −0.04
  1. All models adjusted for ethnicity and maturity offset
  2. WC waist circumference (cm), WHtR waist-to-height-ratio, FMI fat mass index (kg/m2), HOMA-IR homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance, TG triglycerides, HDL-C high density lipoprotein cholesterol (mg/dL), LDL-C low density cholesterol (mg/dL)
  3. *p < 0.05
  4. **p < 0.001
  5. ***p < 0.0001