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Table 2 Spearman correlations of WC and BMI with blood lipids (n = 1181)

From: Comparison of body mass index and waist circumference as predictors of cardiometabolic health in a population of young Canadian adults

  Men Women
  BMI WC BMI WC
BMI - 0.88** - 0.85**
WC 0.88** - 0.85** -
Total cholesterol 0.18* 0.17* 0.10 0.09
LDL-cholesterol 0.25** 0.25** 0.12* 0.12*
HDL-cholesterol -0.27** -0.32** -0.20** -0.22**
TC:HDL cholesterol 0.35** 0.38** 0.26** 0.26**
TG 0.21** 0.24** 0.16** 0.20**
  1. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.0001
  2. WC- Waist circumference (cm)
  3. TG - Triglycerides (mmol/L).