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Table 1 Spearman correlations for obesity with inflammation and metabolic variables in the cohort random sample (n=650)

From: Chronic inflammation role in the obesity-diabetes association: a case-cohort study

  BMI Waist Insulin
  r P-value r P-value r P-value
Main exposure variables       
  BMI    0.83 <0.01 0.55 <0.01
  Waist 0.83 <0.01    0.53 <0.01
  Insulin 0.55 <0.01 0.53 <0.01   
Inflammation markers and adipokines       
  Adiponectin, in men −0.23 <0.01 −0.25 <0.01 −0.30 <0.01
  Adiponectin, in women −0.31 <0.01 −0.29 <0.01 −0.46 <0.01
  C-reactive protein 0.40 <0.01 0.36 <0.01 0.35 <0.01
  IL-6 0.29 <0.01 0.32 <0.01 0.19 <0.01
  Fibrinogen 0.24 <0.01 0.22 <0.01 0.20 <0.01
  Orosomucoid 0.32 <0.01 0.33 <0.01 0.31 <0.01
  Sialic acid 0.19 <0.01 0.16 <0.01 0.11 0.01
  White blood count 0.07 <0.01 0.14 <0.01 0.10 <0.01
  Complement component 3 0.43 <0.01 0.39 <0.01 0.46 0.06
  Oxidized LDL 0.06 0.12 0.10 0.01 0.07 0.06
  ICAM-1 (ng/mL) 0.04 0.36 0.12 <0.01 0.10 0.01
  Leptin, in men 0.64 <0.01 0.65 <0.01 0.50 <0.01
  Leptin, in women 0.73 <0.01 0.69 <0.01 0.65 <0.01
Other metabolic variables       
  Non-esterified fatty acids 0.07 0.07 0.04 0.31 −0.01 0.75
  Systolic blood pressure 0.24 <0.01 0.24 <0.01 0.33 <0.01
  Diastolic blood pressure 0.21 <0.01 0.20 <0.01 0.27 <0.01
  Triglycerides 0.21 <0.01 0.28 <0.01 0.30 <0.01
  HDL-cholesterol, in men −0.18 0.01 −0.26 <0.01 −0.28 <0.01
  HDL-cholesterol, in women −0.28 <0.01 −0.32 <0.01 −0.36 <0.01
  HOMA-IR 0.55 <0.01 0.53 <0.01 0.99 <0.01
  Fasting glucose 0.26 <0.01 0.30 <0.01 0.44 <0.01