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Table 3 Association between BMI and WC and plasma triglycerides by sex adjusted by age

From: Is waist circumference a better predictor of blood pressure, insulin resistance and blood lipids than body mass index in young Chilean adults?

  β coefficient (95 % CI)
  Triglycerides (mg/dl)
  Women Men
BMI only in the model
BMI (kg/m2) 4.2 7.3
  (3.4 to 5.1) (5.3 to 9.3)
RBMI 2 a 0.140 0.107
WC only in the model
WC (cm) 1.8 3.0
  (1.4 to 2.1) (2.2 to 3.7)
RWC 2 b 0.150 0.120
BMI and WC included in the model
BMI (kg/m2) 1.4 1.7
  (−0.8 to 3.5) (−2.9 to 6.3)
RBMI 2 a 0.002 0.001
WC (cm) 1.3 2.4
  (0.4 to 2.1) (0.6 to 4.1)
RWC 2 b 0.012 0.013
  1. a RBMI 2 proportion of variation explained by BMI.
  2. b RWC 2 proportion of variation explained by WC.