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Table 3 Relationships between the clinical features and skeletal muscle measurements in the controls

From: Association between inflammation and skeletal muscle proteolysis, skeletal mass and strength in elderly heart failure patients and their prognostic implications

  Age Female AF CRP IL-6 BNP LAD LVEF Thigh circumference Rectus femoris thickness Knee extensor strength 3-MH/Cr
Female − 0.03            
AF −0.14 − 0.04           
CRP −0.06 − 0.16 − 0.12          
IL-6 0.08 −0.13 − 0.18 0.53§         
BNP 0.02 0.21 0.13 0.07 0.17        
LAD −0.05 − 0.10 0.16 0.26* 0.27* 0.43§       
LVEF −0.03 0.05 0.01 −0.22* − 0.26* − 0.15 − 0.19      
Thigh circumference −0.29* − 0.40# − 0.15 −0.15 − 0.03 − 0.40# − 0.17 −0.02     
Rectus femoris thickness −0.32* −0.40# − 0.11 −0.12 − 0.10 −0.16 − 0.02 0.09 0.58§    
Knee extensor strength −0.37# −0.32# − 0.10 −0.10 − 0.15 −0.31 − 0.04 0.16 0.43# 0.64 §   
3-MH/Cr 0.22* 0.16 −0.17 0.09 0.13 0.17 0.03 −0.16 0.05 −0.14 −0.23*  
6-min walk distance −0.29* −0.14 − 0.07 −0.30# − 0.57§ −0.41# − 0.43§ 0.18 0.34# 0.29* 0.25* −0.22*
  1. The abbreviations are as in Tables 1 and 2. *P < 0.05, #p < 0.01, §p < 0.001