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Table 2 Pearson partial correlation coefficients adjusted for age and location (n = 7 366)

From: Age and sex-specific associations of anthropometric measures of adiposity with blood pressure and hypertension in India: a cross-sectional study

   WC HC WHR WHtR SBP DBP PP MAP MBP
BMI Male: 0.88 0.84 0.62 0.89 0.27 0.34 0.06 0.33 0.32
Female: 0.86 0.85 0.47 0.87 0.26 0.34 0.05* 0.33 0.31
WC   Male: 0.85 0.82 0.96 0.27 0.35 0.04* 0.34 0.33
  Female: 0.82 0.74 0.96 0.27 0.34 0.07 0.33 0.32
HC    Male: 0.40 0.76 0.26 0.32 0.05* 0.31 0.30
   Female: 0.24 0.76 0.22 0.31 0.02** 0.29 0.27
WHR     Male: 0.84 0.20 0.27 0.01** 0.26 0.24
    Female: 0.75 0.21 0.23 0.09 0.23 0.23
WHtR      Male: 0.26 0.34 0.03** 0.33 0.31
     Female: 0.28 0.34 0.08 0.34 0.32
SBP       Male: 0.75 0.71 0.91 0.96
      Female: 0.76 0.76 0.92 0.96
DBP        Male: 0.07 0.96 0.91
       Female: 0.14 0.95 0.91
PP         Male: 0.36 0.47
        Female: 0.43 0.54
MAP          Male: 0.99
         Female: 0.99
  1. Correlations exclude those on antihypertensive medication. All correlations coefficients significant at p < 0.0001, unless indicated *p < 0.05, **p > 0.05. BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, HC hip circumference, WHR waist-hip ratio, WHtR waist-height ratio, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, PP pulse pressure, MAP mean arterial pressure, MBP mid-blood pressure