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Table 4 Correlation TyG index with quantitative variables in Controls, RA and SLE

From: Fasting triglycerides and glucose index: a useful screening test for assessing insulin resistance in patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus

Variables Controls
TyG n = 50
RA
TyG n = 95
SLE
TyG n = 57
r p r p r p
Age, years 0.32 0.02 0.02 0.8 0.001 0.9
Disease duration, years 0.01 0.9 0.06 0.6
Duration of hypertension, years 0.51 0.05 0.2 0.02 0.27 0.04
Menopause, years 0.17 0.3 − 0.06 0.5 0.13 0.3
Body Mass Index, kg/m2 0.07 0.6 0.23 0.02 0.25 0.05
Waist circumference, cm 0.36 0.01 0.31 0.002 0.29 0.02
Fat mass, % 0.25 0.07 0.003 0.9 0.39 0.002
Total-cholesterol, mmol/L 0.41 0.003 0.33 0.001 0.79 < 0.001
HDL-cholesterol, mmol/L − 0.41 0.003 − 0.41 < 0.001 − 0.04 0.7
LDL-cholesterol, mmol/L − 0.09 0.4 0.25 0.01 0.3 0.01
Uric acid, mmol/L 0.37 0.008 0.24 0.01 0.4 < 0.001
Disease activity index 0.15 0.1 0.06 0.6
  1. Italic values indicate significance of p value (p < 0.05)
  2. Association between variables were calculated by Pearson`s correlation; HDL-cholesterol high density lipoprotein-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol low density lipoprotein-cholesterol, Disease activity index: DAS-28 for RA group and SLEDAI for SLE group