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Table 3 Correlation between waist-height ratio (WHtR) and the clinical and laboratory parameters in the study

From: Waist-to-height ratio as a clinical predictor for cardiovascular risks and insulin resistance in children and adolescents with exogenous obesity

Variables WHtR
r value P value
BMI 0.79 < 0.001*
WC 0.97 < 0.001*
WHR 0.79 < 0.001*
TC 0.68 < 0.001*
TG 0.57 < 0.001*
LDL 0.7 < 0.001*
HDL − 0.4 < 0.001*
Non-HDL 0.74 < 0.001*
HOMA IR 0.81 < 0.001*
LDL/HDL ratio 0.77 < 0.001*
TC/HDL ratio 0.72 < 0.001*
Non-HDL/HDL ratio 0.74 < 0.001*
TG/HDL ratio 0.68 < 0.001*
FBG 0.55 < 0.001*
TyG index 0.8 < 0.001*
TyG-BMI index 0.92 < 0.001*
TyG-WC index 0.99 < 0.001*
  1. BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, WHR waist-hip ratio, WHtR waist-to-height ratio, TC total cholesterol, TG triglycerides, HDL high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, LDL low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, FBG fasting blood glucose, HOMA IR homeostasis model assessment for insulin resistance, TyG index triglycerides/glucose index. Pearson’s correlation test (parametric variables) or Spearman’s correlation (non-parametric variables) for the correlation between variables, considering significance when p < 0.05 (5%)
  2. *P value < 0.05 is considered significant