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Table 3 Univariate analysis of relationships between the total metabolic activity (TMA) of BAT and various biological and environmental factors (N = 30)

From: The Relationship between Brown Adipose Tissue Activity and Neoplastic Status: an 18F-FDG PET/CT Study in the Tropics

Factor TMA Correlation coefficient p- value
NEOPLASTIC STATUS SCORE    0.043*
   0 (n = 9) 28.6 ± 13.2 (0.2-91.3)   
   1 (n = 5) 92.0 ± 47.4 (4.6-209.2)   
   2 (n = 8) 110.0 ± 52.7 (0.3-467.5)   
   3 (n = 8) 159.8 ± 62.2 (0.2-423.7)   
Age (y)   0.084 0.658
BMI (kg/m2)   0.033 0.861
Fasting blood sugar (mg/dL)   0.112 0.554
GENDER    0.428
   Male (n = 4) 149.0 ± 96.1 (0.2-423.7)   
   Female (n = 26) 87.7 ± 24.2 (0.2-467.5)   
OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE PARAMETERS (°C)    
   Outdoor temperature (TPET)   0.101 0.596§
   MaxΔT   -0.297 0.110§
   One-day temperature decline (TPET - T1)   0.171 0.366§
   Mean T: (TPET + T1 +... T7)/8   0.087 0.649§
   Decline grade (maxΔT/mean T)   -0.254 0.181§
   Decline rate (maxΔT/duration)   -0.319 0.086§
  1. Data are means ± standard error and (range).
  2. *Jonckheere-Terpstra test; Pearson's correlation; Mann-Whitney U- test; §Spearman's rank correlation.