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Table 4 Bivariate correlations between fat mass, BMI and lipid over the course of the season

From: A longitudinal study examining the effects of a season of American football on lipids and lipoproteins

  Fat Mass Pre-Season Fat Mass Post-Competition Fat Mass Post-Season BMI Pre-Season BMI Post-Competition BMI Post-Season
Total Cholesterol Pre-Season r 0.604    0.432   
P 0.049*    0.123   
n 11    14   
Total Cholesterol Post-Competition r   0.131    0.129  
P   0.736    0.605  
n   9    13  
Total Cholesterol Post-Season r    0.390    0.283
P    0.387    0.349
n    7    13
LDL-C Pre-Season r 0.528    0.348   
P 0.095    0.223   
n 11    14   
LDL-C Post-Competition r   0.005    0.099  
P   0.990    0.748  
n   9    13  
LDL-C Post-Season r    0.361    0.351
P    0.426    0.240
n    7    13
HDL-C Pre-Season r 0.329    0.209   
P 0.323    0.474   
n 11    14   
HDL-C Post-Competition r   −0.536    −0.566  
P   0.137    0.044*  
n   9    0.13  
HDL-C Post-Season r    −0.233    −0.425
P    0.614    0.148
n    7    13
Triglycerides Pre-Season r 0.833    0.752   
P 0.001*    0.002*   
n 11    14   
Triglycerides Post-Competition r   0.942    0.846  
P   0.000*    0.000*  
n   9    13  
Triglycerides Post-Season r    0.702    0.442
P    0.079    0.130
n    7    13
  1. r represents Pearson correlations; P values represent 2-tailed testing; n represents sample size for bivariate correlation; *Significant at p ≤ 0.05; Significant at p ≤ 0.10 but > 0.05.