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Table 3 Correlation analysis between thyroid function and phenotypic variables of interest in the obese group as a whole, after controlling for age, gender, BMI and use of metformin

From: The impact of the metabolic phenotype on thyroid function in obesity

Variables TSH fT4
  r p r p
Age −0.05 0.1 0.08 0.01
BMI 0.05 0.09 0.09 0.006
Waist 0.04 0.3 0.02 0.5
Percent fat mass 0.09 0.02 0.07 0.06
Cholesterol 0.506 0.09 −0.02 0.5
HDL 0.03 0.3 0.13 0.001
LDL 0.04 0.3 −0.05 0.1
Triglycerides 0.05 0.2 −0.07 0.06
Insulin 0.01 0.7 −0.03 0.3
HOMA-IR 0.01 0.8 −0.04 0.2
HOMA-B 0.02 0.5 0.01 0.7
AST 0.03 0.4 −0.07 0.06
ALT −0.003 0.9 −0.003 0.9
γGT 0.004 0.2 −0.03 0.4
Alkaline phosphatase 0.13 0.001 0.09 0.02
  1. Italic values indicate p-values
  2. Underlined values indicate significance
  3. Italic underlined values indicate statistically significant p-values
  4. Age and BMI were omitted as covariates when measured as independent variables