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Table 2 The coefficients and the corresponding P values of the standardized total, direct and indirect effects between variables in model

From: Contribution of vitamin D status as a determinant of cardiometabolic risk factors: a structural equation model, National Food and Nutrition Surveillance

  St. total effect p-value St. direct effect p-value St. indirect effect p value
Age ➞ Vit D 0.103 0.008 0.075 0.006 0.028 0.006
Age ➞ BMI 0.099 0.012 0.111 0.012 −0.012 0.005
Age ➞ lipid profile 0.377 0.006 0.358 0.009 0.019 0.251
Sun-exposure ➞ vit D 0.230 0.012 0.230 0.012
Sun-exposure ➞BMI −0.027 0.021 −0.027 0.021
Sun-exposure ➞ lipid profile −0.04 0.005 −0.04 0.005
Vit D ➞ BMI −0.117 0.013 −0.117 0.013
Vit D ➞ lipid profile −0.175 0.011 −0.136 0.023 −0.039 0.012
BMI ➞ lipid profile 0.331 0.014 0.331 0.014