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Table 4 Correlations between baseline neck circumference and metabolic characteristics

From: Neck circumference as an independent predictor for NAFLD among postmenopausal women with normal body mass index

Variables Neck circumference
Univariate Multivariate
Beta p value Beta p value
Body mass index 0.230 < 0.001
Waist circumference 0.313 < 0.001
HDL-C − 0.144 < 0.001 -0.12 < 0.001
Triglycerides 0.104 < 0.001 0.11 < 0.001
HOMA-IR 0.128 < 0.001 0.18 < 0.001
CRP 0.103 0.002 0.10 0.003
Adiponectin -0.110 < 0.001 -0.09 0.007
  1. Multivariable model was adjusted for age, smoking, physical activity, educational attainment, body mass index, and waist circumference. CRP, C-reactive protein; HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; HOMA-IR, homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance