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Table 6 Significant correlations between anthropometric and adiposity variables with self-reported pain

From: Relative abdominal adiposity is associated with chronic low back pain: a preliminary explorative study

Analysis model Variable r p
Total sample (n = 70) A-L 0.323 0.007
A-L/WHR 0.315 0.008
A-L/BMI 0.303 0.011
VAS subgroup (n = 42) A-L 0.566 <0.001
A-L/WHR 0.568 <0.001
A-L/BMI 0.546 <0.001
ODI subgroup (n = 52) A-L 0.493 <0.001
A-L/WHR 0.438 0.001
A-L/BMI 0.5111 <0.001
WHR 0.287 0.039
  1. VAS visual analogue scale, ODI oswestry disability index, A-L abdominal to lumbar adiposity ratio, A-L/WHR abdominal to lumbar adiposity ratio to WHR, A-L/BMI abdominal to lumbar adiposity ratio to BMI WHR, waist-to-hip ratio