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Table 3 The odds ratios of a high level of hs-CRP for obesity as defined by %FM, BMI, WHR, and WCa

From: The relationship of high sensitivity C-reactive protein to percent body fat mass, body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, and waist circumference in a Taiwanese population

  OR (95%)
Univariate model Men Women
BMI 1.36 (0.98, 1.88) 2.68 (1.97, 3.66)
WHR 1.47 (1.07, 2.01) 2.73 (1.94, 3.84)
WC 1.47 (1.05, 2.05) 3.04 (2.21, 4.18)
%FM 1.94 (1.37, 2.73) 3.59 (2.59, 4.98)
Multivariate model§   
BMI 1.45 (1.04, 2.02) 2.56 (1.86, 3.50)
WHR 1.26 (0.90, 1.74) 2.50 (1.77, 3.54)
WC 1.42 (1.01, 1.99) 2.81 (2.02, 3.90)
%FM 1.89 (1.33, 2.68) 3.34 (2.39, 4.68)
Multivariate model&   
BMI 1.25 (0.87, 1.77) 2.11 (1.51, 2.95)
WHR 1.06 (0.76, 1.50) 2.07 (1.45, 2.97)
WC 1.19 (0.83, 1.70) 2.37 (1.67, 3.35)
%FM 1.55 (1.07, 2.25) 2.89 (2.03, 4.11)
Multivariate model&f   
BMI 1.12 (0.93, 1.33) 1.65 (1.39, 1.97)
WHR 1.09 (0.90, 1.31) 1.40 (1.19, 1.66)
WC 1.18 (0.98, 1.41) 1.76 (1.48,2.12)
%FM 1.50 (1.25, 1.80) 1.72 (1.42, 2.10)
  1. %FM: percent body fat mass; BMI: body mass index; WHR: waist-to-hip ratio; WC: waist circumference.
  2. a: The cutoff values for %FM: ≥29.6 in men and ≥40.1 in women; for BMI: ≥24; for WHR: ≥0.9 in men and ≥0.85 in women; for WC: ≥90 cm in men and ≥80 in women.
  3. §: Logistic regression adjusted for age, smoking, alcohol drinking and betel nut chewing.
  4. &: Logistic regression adjusted for age, smoking, alcohol drinking, betel nut chewing, hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension and low HDL cholesterol.
  5. f: per 1-SD increment.