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Table 2 Correlation coefficients between variables associated with metabolic syndrome in non-diabetic (n = 1652) and diabetic (n= 1326) participants.

From: Clustering of metabolic syndrome components in a Middle Eastern diabetic and non-diabetic population

Variable Waist circumference HOMA-IRa TG HDL-C TG/HDL-C
Non-diabetic participants
HOMA-IRa, b 0.44**     
TGb 0.35** 0.27**    
HDL-C -0.13** -0.14** -0.28**   
TG/HDL-Cb 0.34** 0.28** 0.93** -0.61**  
SBP 0.37** 0.11** 0.27** 0.01 0.22**
Diabetic participants
HOMA-IRa, b 0.36**     
TGb 0.18** 0.25**    
HDL-C -0.08* -0.11** -0.31**   
TG/HDL-Cb 0.18** 0.24** 0.93** -0.63**  
SBP 0.09* 0.05 0.03 0.05 0.01
  1. * P <0.01; **P <0.001. a Fasting insulin (U/l) × fasting glucose (mg/dl)/405. b Log transformed.
  2. Abbreviations: HOMA-IR, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance; TG, triglycerides; HDL-C, high density lipoprotein cholesterol; TG/HDL-C, triglycerides to HDL-C ratio; SBP, systolic blood pressure.