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Table 7 Correlation between Atherogenic Index of Plasma scores and CVD risk factors of respondents

From: The ten-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease among public health workers in North-Central Nigeria using Framingham and atherogenic index of plasma risk scores

  AIP
Risk factors r p value
BMI 0.118 0.041*
Blood pressure -0.001 0.991
SBP 0.043 0.459
DBP -0.014 0.815
Waist circumference 0.174 0.002*
Total cholesterol -0.028 0.627
HDL -0.558  < 0.001*
LDL -0.215  < 0.001*
Triglyceride 0.912  < 0.001*
Fasting blood glucose 0.182 0.002*
Framingham score 0.011 0.851
  1. r Spearman’s correlation coefficient rho
  2. *p value < 0.05
  3. Although only 20 (6.7%) of the health workers had intermediate-high risk AIP dyslipidaemia, there was a positively higher correlation between AIP score and triglyceride (0.912) and this was significant at P value < 0.001, while there was a negatively high correlation between AIP score and HDL cholesterol (-0.558) at p value of < 0.001. AIP risk was also significantly positively correlated to BMI (0.118, p value 0.041), waist circumference (0.174, p value 0.002) and fasting blood glucose (0.182, p value 0.002); and negatively correlated to LDL cholesterol (-0.215, p value < 0.001)