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Table 2 Univariate associations between body compositions and SAT/VAT in males and females

From: Neck circumference as a measure of neck fat and abdominal visceral fat in Chinese adults

  Male (n = 87) Female (n = 90)
SAT VAT SAT VAT
NC 0.59*** 0.49***‡ 0.41*** 0.25*†
BMI 0.79*** 0.68*** 0.64*** 0.50***
WC 0.40** 0.42*** 0.34*** 0.23*
WHtR 0.49*** 0.46*** 0.54*** 0.39***
WHR 0.36** 0.32** 0.08 0.09
SAD 0.74*** 0.83*** 0.72*** 0.73***
  1. R is Pearson correlation coefficient. ***P < 0.001; **P < 0.01; *P < 0.05.
  2. SAT: subcutaneous adipose tissue; VAT: visceral adipose tissue; BMI: body mass index; WC: waist circumference; WHtR: Waist to height ratio; WHR: Waist to hip ratio; NC: neck circumference; SAD: sagittal abdominal diameter.
  3. ‡: in Male, Pearson correlation coefficient of NC and VAT vs. BMI and VAT, t = 3.12, p < 0.01.
  4. †: in Female, Pearson correlation coefficient of NC and VAT vs. BMI and VAT, t = 2.18, p < 0.01.