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Table 1 Univariate and multivariate-adjusted Spearman correlation coefficients of SHBG and metabolic risk factors

From: Association of sex hormone-binding globulin with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in Chinese adults

Variables SHBG SHBG (age, sex and BMI-adjusted)
r p r p
Age (years) 0.027 0.144
Sex −0.177 <  0.001
BMI (kg/m2) −0.455 <  0.001
WHR −0.327 <  0.001 −0.186 <  0.001
Trunk fat percentage (%) −0.205 <  0.001 −0.232 <  0.001
ALT (U/L) −0.206 <  0.001 −0.029 0.117
Glucose (mmol/L) −0.208 <  0.001 −0.114 <  0.001
HOMA-IR −0.467 <  0.001 −0.177 <  0.001
Triglyceride (mmol/L) −0.386 <  0.001 −0.192 <  0.001
Cholesterol (mmol/L) −0.067 <  0.001 −0.015 0.406
HDL-C (mmol/L) 0.390 <  0.001 0.269 <  0.001
LDL-C (mmol/L) 0.023 0.215 −0.026 0.168
UA (μmol/L) −0.331 <  0.001 −0.206 <  0.001
Testosterone (ng/dL) −0.105 <  0.001 0.235 <  0.001
DHEAS (μg/dL) −0.216 <  0.001 −0.122 <  0.001
  1. The age, sex and BMI-adjusted associations between serum SHBG levels and several relevant factors were estimated by partial correlation
  2. SHBG sex hormone-binding globulin; BMI body mass index; WHR waist-to-hip ratio; ALT alanine aminotransferase; HOMA-IR homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance; HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; UA uric acid; DHEAS dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate