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Table 2 Correlation Matrix of the Variables Included in Factor Analysis

From: An evaluation of the metabolic syndrome in the HyperGEN study

  Variables ** Blacks: Upper Triangle: All Data Excluding T2D
  (N = 1422 / 1173) BMI INS GLUC LDL HDL TG SBP DBP WAIST WHR %BF
Lower Triangle:All Data BMI   0.56‡ - 0.33‡ 0.15‡ - 0.22‡ 0.15‡ 0.18‡ - 0.04 0.91‡ 0.45‡ 0.78‡
  INS 0.51‡   - 0.50‡ 0.16‡ - 0.37‡ 0.32‡ 0.04 - 0.08† 0.57‡ 0.44‡ 0.49‡
  GLUC - 0.29‡ - 0.40‡   - 0.16‡ 0.25‡ - 0.26‡ - 0.06 0.03 - 0.33‡ - 0.26‡ - 0.28‡
  LDL 0.13‡ 0.11‡ - 0.11‡   - 0.18‡ 0.23‡ - 0.00 - 0.05 0.14‡ 0.11† 0.17‡
  HDL - 0.20‡ - 0.35‡ 0.23‡ - 0.16‡   - 0.41‡ 0.02 0.06 - 0.25‡ - 0.25‡ - 0.20‡
  TG 0.17‡ 0.32‡ - 0.31‡ 0.20‡ - 0.41‡   0.05 - 0.01 0.20‡ 0.28‡ 0.16‡
  SBP 0.17‡ 0.02 - 0.07* 0.02 0.05 0.06   0.76‡ 0.16‡ 0.12† 0.06
  DBP - 0.04 - 0.08† 0.04 - 0.02 0.08† - 0.00 0.74‡   - 0.03 0.03 - 0.06
  WAIST 0.90‡ 0.52‡ - 0.32‡ 0.14‡ - 0.23‡ 0.22‡ 0.15‡ - 0.03   0.70‡ 0.75‡
  WHR 0.44‡ 0.42‡ - 0.32‡ 0.10† - 0.25‡ 0.30‡ 0.11‡ 0.02 0.69‡   0.407‡
  %BF 0.76‡ 0.44‡ - 0.24‡ 0.16‡ - 0.18‡ 0.16‡ 0.03 - 0.06* 0.74‡ 0.37‡  
  Variables Whites: Upper Triangle: All Data Excluding T2D
  (N = 1470 / 1322) BMI INS GLUC LDL HDL TG SBP DBP WAIST WHR %BF
Lower Triangle:All Data BMI   0.55‡ - 0.30‡ 0.01 - 0.21‡ 0.20‡ 0.19‡ 0.07* 0.89‡ 0.46‡ 0.77‡
  INS 0.52‡   - 0.30‡ - 0.01 - 0.35‡ 0.34‡ 0.22‡ 0.15‡ 0.52‡ 0.36‡ 0.45‡
  GLUC - 0.32‡ - 0.31‡   - 0.08* 0.13‡ - 0.16‡ - 0.12† - 0.09* - 0.30‡ - 0.25‡ - 0.26‡
  LDL 0.02 - 0.02 - 0.05   - 0.04 0.08* 0.05 0.07 0.04 0.08* 0.07*
  HDL - 0.22‡ - 0.37‡ 0.21‡ - 0.02   - 0.43‡ 0 0.01 - 0.20‡ - 0.21‡ - 0.12†
  TG 0.20‡ 0.33‡ - 0.21‡ 0.06* - 0.45‡   0.13† 0.09† 0.22‡ 0.23‡ 0.20‡
  SBP 0.17‡ 0.19‡ - 0.13‡ 0.04 0.00 0.10†   0.70‡ 0.15‡ 0.13‡ 0.09†
  DBP 0.03 0.09† 0.00 0.06 0.01 0.06 0.67‡   0.06 0.09† 0.03
  WAIST 0.89‡ 0.49‡ - 0.33‡ 0.04 - 0.21‡ 0.23‡ 0.14‡ 0.02*   0.70‡ 0.77‡
  WHR 0.46‡ 0.35‡ - 0.25‡ 0.06 - 0.23‡ 0.25‡ 0.11† 0.07* 0.69‡   0.44‡
  %BF 0.76‡ 0.43‡ - 0.25‡ 0.08† - 0.12‡ 0.18‡ 0.11† 0.01 0.76‡ 0.43‡  
  1. *p < 0.05 † < 0.01 ‡ < 0.0001
  2. **Variables were adjusted for age and center within ethnicity and gender (see Material and Methods)
  3. A negative correlation between GLUC and INS is result of the inverse squared transformation of the original GLUC