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Table 2 Pearson correlations between arterial stiffness and anthropometrics measurements

From: Abdominal obesity vs general obesity for identifying arterial stiffness, subclinical atherosclerosis and wave reflection in healthy, diabetics and hypertensive

  Healthy n = 92 (30.20)   Diabetic n = 100 (32.80) Hypertensive n = 113 (37.00)
  BMI WC BFP WHtR BMI WC BFP WHtR BMI WC BFP WHtR
Office SBP (mmHg) 0.114 0.285** -0.257* 0.126 0.299** 0.379** 0.034 0.343** 0.009 0.016 -0.051 0.058
Office DBP (mmHg) 0.141 0.195 -0.151 0.112 0.457** 0.433** 0.142 0.409** 0.037 0.045 0.022 0.009
Peripheral pulse pressure (mmHg) 0.041 0.259* -0.258* 0.089 0.031 0.163 -0.073 0.133 -0.018 -0.017 -0.070 0.052
Central SBP (mmHg) 0.068 0.187 -0.140 0.122 0.267* 0.322** 0.033 0.315** -0.146 -0.156 -0.037 -0.041
Central DBP (mmHg) 0.211* 0.249* -0.125 0.156 0.367** 0.350** 0.050 0.316** 0.022 0.032 0.044 0.021
Central Pulse pressure (mmHg) -0.124 0.026 -0.087 0.024 0.038 0.136 0.001 0.158 -0.177 -0.195* -0.079 -0.061
PWV (m/s) 0.078 0.209* 0.013 0.219* 0.230* 0.342** 0.163 0.357** 0.232* 0.267** 0.203* 0.335**
C-IMT mean (mm.) 0.093 0.228* 0.008 0.271** 0.053 0.229* -0.074 0.176 0.223* 0.249** 0.101 0.306**
C-IMT maximum (mm.) 0.039 0.174 0.001 0.215* 0.051 0.231* -0.072 0.177 0.257** 0.280** 0.108 0.325**
CAIx -0.207* -0.193 0.306** 0.054 -0.105 -0.150 0.063 -0.007 -0.284** -0.285** 0.106 -0.083
PAIx -0.215* -0.172 0.300** 0.069 -0.057 -0.120 0.167 0.027 -0.115 -0.229* 0.263** 0.031
ABI 0.063 0.090 0.205 0.132 -0.114 -0.149 -0.075 -0.125 0.031 -0.060 -0.073 0.010
Fibrinogen (mg/dL) 0.172 -0.015 0.299** 0.211 0.337** 0.401** 0.287** 0.435** 0.202* 0.184 0.233* 0.257**
hsCRP (mg/dL) 0.306** 0.288** 0.180 0.301** 0.442** 0.442** 0.356** 0.475** 0.214* 0.266** 0.251* 0.316**
HOMA index 0.246 0.126 0.087 0.093 0.231* 0.303** 0.179 0.247* 0.427** 0.444** 0.108 0.465**
  1. BMI: Body mass index. WC: Waist circumference. BFP: Body fat percentage. WHtR: Waist to height ratio SBP: Systolic blood pressure. DBP: Diastolic blood pressure. PWV: Pulse wave velocity. C-IMT: Carotid intima-media thickness. CAIx: Central augmentation index. PAIx: Peripheral augmentation index. ABI: ankle-brachial index. hsCRP: High sensitivity c-reactive protein. p: statistically significant differences * p < 0.05 ** p < 0.01