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Table 3 Correlation coefficient (r) between body composition indices and physical fitness score using partial correlation analysis*

From: Fitness level and body composition indices: cross-sectional study among Malaysian adolescent

Body composition Physical fitness score
  r p
BMI SD -0.360 <0.001
WC (cm) -0.413 <0.001
WHtR -0.403 <0.001
  1. BMI = Body mass index, WC = Waist circumference, WHtR = Waist height ratio
  2. *Control for age, gender, smoking status, ethnicity, locality and sexual maturity