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Table 5 Pearson correlation of anthropometric and biochemical variables

From: Metabolic syndrome among adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is attributable to the high prevalence of low HDL levels: a cross-sectional study

Variable BMI z-score WC W:H SBP DBP Glu TG HDL LDL Cl
BMI z-score 1          
WC (cm) 0.823** 1         
W:H 0.201** 0.439** 1        
SBP (mmHg) 0.349** 0.364** 0.180** 1       
DBP (mmHg) 0.198** 0.222** 0.091* 0.603** 1      
Glu (mmol/L) 0.144** 0.150** 0.154** 0.130** 0.087* 1     
TG (mmol/L) 0.237** 0.304** 0.185** 0.178** 0.104* 0.045 1    
HDL (mmol/L) −0.301** −0.331** −0.169** −0.137** −0.067 −0.109** − 0.334** 1   
LDL (mmol/L) 0.188** 0.194** 0.116** 0.089* 0.055 0.022 0.412** −0.144** 1  
Cl (mmol/L) 0.080 0.079 0.062 0.050 0.043 −0.008 0.354** 0.246** 0.909** 1
  1. WC waist circumference, W:H waist to hip ratio, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, Glu glucose, TG triglycerides, Cl cholesterol
  2. *p-value < 0.01; **p-value < 0.05