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Table 4 Spearman correlation of anthropometric indices with mean blood pressure, lipids and fasting blood glucose level among the men cohort

From: Anthropometric differences among natives of Abuja living in urban and rural communities: correlations with other cardiovascular risk factors

   Age BMI WC WCHR ABDht %BF
   Urban Rural Urban Rural Urban Rural Urban Rural Urban Rural Urban Rural
Systolic BP r .123 .100 .236* .233* .387* .355* .344* .370* .474* -.071 .078 .250*
p .117 .190 .002 .002 <.001 <.001 <.001 <.001 <.001 .351 .320 .001
Diastolic BP r .203* .092 .155* .054 .353* .155* .320* .154* .412* .019 -.007 .066
p .009 .230 .048 .479 <.001 .042 <.001 .044 <.001 .808 .931 .391
RHR r -.094 -.037 .135 .182* .085 .264* .085 .265* .288* -.030 -.065 .116
p .234 .632 .087 .017 .281 <.001 .281 <.001 <.001 .694 412 .128
Glucose r -.055 -.020 .056 .138 .027 .132 .054 .146 .055 -.039 -.028 .096
p .285 797 .476 .070 .733 .083 .497 .055 .489 .611 .722 .207
Cholesterol§ r .178 -.061 .055 -.037 -.006 -.037 .082 -.035 .029 .115 .054 -.058
p .023 .429 .483 .633 .944 .628 .298 .648 .717 .131 .490 .451
Triglyceride r -.047 .059 .029 .059 .056 .075 .012 .031 -.072 -.012 -.016 .088
p .553 .441 .712 .438 .481 .327 .879 .683 .358 .875 .842 .250
HDL-C r .148 .009 .070 -.189 -.040 -.145 .048 .194* -.036 .051 -.048 -.143
p .059 .904 .375 .013 .612 .058 .547 .011 .649 .503 .547 .061
LDL-C r .175* -.104 -.026 .028 .000 .001 .047 .032 .070 .121 .125 -.034
  p .026 .175 .738 .717 .998 .994 .550 .672 .375 .112 .111 .660
  1. SBP (systolic blood pressure), DBP (diastolic blood pressure), RHR (resting heart rate), LDL-C (low density lipoprotein cholesterol).
  2. HDL-C (high density lipoprotein cholesterol), § (Total cholesterol), BMI = body mass index, WC = waist circumference.
  3. WCHR = waist circumference height ratio, ABDht = abdominal height, %BF = percentage body fat.
  4. r = spearman correlation coefficient, p = p-value, * = significant.