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Table 3 Correlations between cortisol, aldosterone, NT-proBNP and hs-CRP and metabolic risk factors among studied groups

From: Association of cardiac NT pro-β-type natriuretic peptide with metabolic and endothelial risk factors in young obese hypertensive patients: a perspective on the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis activation

  Cortisol Aldosterone NT-proBNP hs-CRP
Systolic BP r = 0.926
P < 0.001
r = 0.925
P < 0.001
r = 0.889
P < 0.001
r = 0.948
P < 0.001
Diastolic BP r = 0.769
P < 0.001
r = 0.74
P < 0.001
r = 0.805
P < 0.001
r = 0.774
P < 0.001
Glucose (mg/dl) r = 0.891
P < 0.001
r = 0.885
P < 0.001
r = 0.89
P < 0.001
r = 0.916
P < 0.001
Insulin (µIU/ml) r = 0.963
P < 0.001
r = 0.974
P < 0.001
r = 0.856
P < 0.001
r = 0.957
P < 0.001
TG (mg/dl) NS NS r = 0.414
P < 0.05
r = 0.301
P < 0.05
TC (mg/dl) r = 0.216
P < 0.05
NS r = 0.431
P < 0.05
r = 0.298
P < 0.05
LDL-C (mg/dl) NS NS r = 0.438
P < 0.05
r = 0.302
<0.05
HDL-C (mg/dl) NS NS NS NS
  1. Values are Pearson’s correlations using SPSS program