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Table 2 Associations of anthropometric and DXA measures of body composition with MRI and MRS measures in all subjects (n = 30)

From: Waist to hip ratio and trunk to extremity fat (DXA) are better surrogates for IMCL and for visceral fat respectively than for subcutaneous fat in adolescent girls

  IMCL (AU) VAT (cm2) SAT (cm2)
  r p r p r p
Subscapular skinfold thickness (mm) 0.42 0.04 0.76 < 0.0001 0.80 < 0.0001
Triceps skinfold thickness (mm) 0.34 0.09 0.72 < 0.0001 0.82 < 0.0001
Waist circumference-umbilicus (cm) 0.38 0.06 0.88 < 0.0001 0.94 < 0.0001
Waist circumference-iliac crest (cm) 0.41 0.04 0.89 < 0.0001 0.96 < 0.0001
Waist to hip ratio 0.66 0.0004 0.71 < 0.0001 0.73 < 0.0001
Waist to height ratio 0.41 0.04 0.86 < 0.0001 0.93 < 0.0001
Total fat (kg) 0.46 0.02 0.86 < 0.0001 0.94 < 0.0001
Percent body fat (%) 0.50 0.008 0.87 < 0.0001 0.92 < 0.0001
Trunk fat (kg) 0.44 0.02 0.88 < 0.0001 0.94 < 0.0001
Extremity fat (kg) 0.47 0.01 0.78 < 0.0001 0.90 < 0.0001
Percent extremity fat (%) -0.33 0.09 -0.78 < 0.0001 -0.70 < 0.0001
Percent trunk fat (%) ns ns 0.83 < 0.0001 0.77 < 0.0001
Trunk to extremity fat ratio ns ns 0.81 < 0.0001 0.75 < 0.0001
  1. ns: not significant
  2. P values <0.10 are reported with corresponding correlation coefficients
  3. IMCL: intramyocellular lipid, VAT: visceral adipose tissue, SAT: subcutaneous adipose tissue