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Table 2 Coefficients of bivariate and partial correlation between salivary and plasma adipocytokine values and various biomarkers of metabolic syndrome, controlling for age, gender (Model 1) and age, gender and BMI (Model 2)

From: Comparison of salivary and plasma adiponectin and leptin in patients with metabolic syndrome

  Plasma adiponectin Salivary adiponectin Plasma leptin Salivary leptin
  Bivariate correlation Partial correlation Bivariate correlation Partial correlation Bivariate correlation Partial correlation Bivariate correlation Partial correlation
   Model 1 Model 2   Model 1 Model 2   Model 1 Model 2   Model 1 Model 2
Age NS - - NS - - NS - - NS - -
Gender r = .259 p = .004 - - - - - r = .484 p < .001 - - - - -
Body mass index r = -.315 p < .001 r = -.197 p = .027 - NS NS - r = .557 p = .000 r = .700 p < .001 - NS NS -
Triglyceride r = -.484 p < .001 r = -.290 p = .001 r = -.245 p = .006 NS NS NS r = .334 p < .001 r = .316 p < .001 NS NS NS NS
High density lipoprotein cholesterol r = .476 p < .001 r = .269 p = .002 r = .242 p = .007 NS NS NS r = -.308 p < .001 r = -.310 p < .001 r = -.263 p = .003 NS NS NS
Systolic blood pressure NS r = -.216 p = .015 NS NS NS NS NS r = .251 p = .005 NS NS NS NS
Diastolic blood pressure r = -.333 p < .001 r = -.318 p < .001 r = -.267 p = .003 NS NS NS NS r = .282 p = .001 NS NS NS NS
Fasting plasma glucose r = -.352 p < .001 NS NS NS NS NS r = .175 p = .048 NS NS NS NS NS
Waist circumference r = -.332 p < .001 r = -.328 p < .001 r = -.291 p = .001 NS NS NS r = .494 p < .001 r = .671 p < .001 r = .257 p = .004 NS NS NS
  1. NS = Not Significant.