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Table 5 Correlation Matrices Among Risk Factors Prepared for MetS by Network

From: An evaluation of the metabolic syndrome in a large multi-ethnic study: the Family Blood Pressure Program

GENOA N = 1160 Hispanics
N = 1312   BMI WAIST WHR INS GLUC LDL HDL TG SBP DBP
A. BMI - 0.84‡ 0.33‡ 0.40‡ -0.15‡ -0.03 -0.17‡ 0.12‡ 0.16‡ 0.03
A WAIST 0.87‡ - 0.63‡ 0.37‡ -0.19‡ -0.03 -0.18‡ 0.12‡ 0.19‡ 0.06*
m WHR 0.38‡ 0.68‡ - 0.24‡ -0.21‡ 0.03 -0.16‡ 0.13‡ 0.18‡ 0.10‡
e INS 0.45‡ 0.45‡ 0.31‡ - -0.13‡ -0.08† -0.18‡ 0.19‡ 0.10 0.03
r GLUC †† -0.28‡ -0.30‡ -0.26‡ -0.38‡ - -0.03 0.15‡ -0.18‡ -0.17‡ -0.10‡
I LDL 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.05 -0.03 - 0.01 0.19‡ 0.04 0.07*
c HDL -0.18‡ -0.21‡ -0.20‡ -0.33‡ 0.18‡ -0.12 - -0.30‡ 0.01 0.05
a TG 0.13‡ 0.19‡ 0.21‡ 0.30‡ -0.20‡ 0.20‡ -0.34‡ - 0.14‡ 0.09†
n SBP 0.13‡ 0.14‡ 0.14‡ 0.08† -0.12‡ 0.04 0.00 0.06* - 0.72‡
s DBP -0.02 0.00 0.06* -0.01 -0.02 0.06* 0.03 0.04 0.75‡ -
GENOA            
N = 1073   BMI WAIST WHR INS GLUC LDL HDL TG SBP DBP
  BMI -          
  WAIST 0.90‡ -         
  WHR 0.51‡ 0.74‡ -        
  INS 0.57‡ 0.57‡ 0.42‡ -       
W GLUC -0.32‡ -0.31‡ -0.24‡ -0.41‡ -      
h LDL 0.00 0.02 0.01 0.00 -0.02 -     
i HDL -0.28‡ -0.30‡ -0.27‡ -0.37‡ 0.18‡ -0.12 -    
t TG 0.28‡ 0.29‡ 0.21‡ 0.31‡ -0.17‡ 0.16‡ -0.37‡ -   
e SBP 0.24‡ 0.22‡ 0.14‡ 0.16‡ -0.15‡ 0.00 -0.04 0.12‡ -  
s DBP 0.07* 0.09† 0.09† 0.03 -0.02 0.05 0.02 0.12‡ 0.68‡ -
HyperGEN N = 1255 Whites
N = 1731   BMI WAIST WHR INS GLUC LDL HDL TG SBP DBP
A. BMI - 0.89‡ 0.45‡ 0.51‡ -0.31‡ 0.04 -0.19‡ 0.22‡ 0.17‡ 0.01
A WAIST 0.90‡ - 0.68‡ 0.50‡ -0.32‡ 0.06* -0.19‡ 0.24‡ 0.13‡ 0.00
m WHR 0.45‡ 0.70‡ - 0.35‡ -0.24‡ 0.06* -0.21‡ 0.25‡ 0.12‡ 0.07*
e INS 0.49‡ 0.51‡ 0.43‡ - -0.30‡ -0.03 -0.35‡ 0.35‡ 0.17‡ 0.07*
r GLUC -0.27‡ -0.30‡ -0.29‡ -0.40‡ - -0.05 0.19‡ -0.21‡ -0.13‡ -0.02
I LDL 0.12‡ 0.11‡ 0.09‡ 0.09‡ -0.08 - -0.01 0.08† 0.05 0.06*
c HDL -0.21‡ -0.24‡ -0.27‡ -0.37‡ 0.24‡ -0.15‡ - -0.43‡ -0.01 0.05
a TG 0.18‡ 0.23‡ 0.29‡ 0.36‡ -0.29‡ 0.18‡ -0.41‡ - 0.11‡ 0.04
n SBP 0.18‡ 0.16‡ 0.11‡ 0.05 -0.06 0.02 0.04 0.04 - 0.68‡
s DBP -0.03 -0.03 0.01 -0.06* 0.05* 0.00 0.07† -0.02 0.74‡ -
SAPPHIRe N = 284 Japanese
N = 747   BMI WAIST WHR INS GLUC LDL HDL TG SBP DBP
  BMI - 0.83‡ 0.31‡ 0.64‡ -0.33‡ 0.15* -0.29‡ 0.22‡ 0.18‡ 0.03
  WAIST 0.78‡ - 0.62‡ 0.58‡ -0.28‡ 0.17† -0.24‡ 0.20‡ 0.09 -0.02
  WHR 0.38‡ 0.73‡ - 0.30‡ -0.14 0.08 -0.13* 0.19‡ 0.06 0.02
C INS 0.54‡ 0.51‡ 0.31‡ - -0.41‡ 0.11 -0.37‡ 0.32‡ 0.19‡ 0.09
h GLUC -0.24‡ -0.23‡ -0.15‡ -0.41‡ - -0.07 0.35‡ -0.18† -0.10 0.03
i LDL 0.03 0.02 -0.03 0.01 0.05 - -0.10 0.08 0.09 0.10
n HDL -0.23‡ -0.23‡ -0.16‡ -0.31‡ 0.14‡ 0.02 - -0.41‡ -0.15* -0.09
e TG 0.33‡ 0.30‡ 0.25‡ 0.40‡ -0.25‡ 0.01 -0.37‡ - 0.21‡ 0.12*
s SBP 0.20‡ 0.20‡ 0.16‡ 0.07 -0.04 0.01 -0.01 0.13‡ - 0.69‡
e DBP 0.17‡ 0.17‡ 0.12‡ 0.08* -0.02 0.02 -0.02 0.14‡ 0.84‡ -
  1. * p < 0.05; † p < 0.01 ; ‡ p < 0.001 ; †† A negative correlation of GLUC and INS is result of the inverse squared transformation of GLUC