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Table 3 Correlation coefficients of clinical parameters with WHtR and among one another (n = 753) in the URMEL-ICE study

From: Cardio-metabolic and socio-environmental correlates of waist-to-height ratio in German primary schoolchildren: a cross-sectional exploration

  Missing values WHtR HDL cholesterol LDL cholesterol Systolic blood pressure Diastolic blood pressure Intima media thickness
HDL cholesterol   −.18***      
LDL cholesterol   .12** −.11**     
Systolic blood pressure   .27*** −.02 .04    
Diastolic blood pressure   .07* .02 −.01 0.54***   
Intima media thicknessa 10 .03 −.01 −.02 .09* .09*  
Intra-abdominal fat thickness 10 .49*** −.20*** .02 .05 .05 .10**
  1. aSpearman’s correlation coefficient due to non-normality. WHtR (waist-to-height ratio), HDL (high density lipoprotein), LDL (low density lipoprotein)
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001