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Table 2 Associations between HDL functionality measures, HDL subclass, body composition and serum lipids in black and white South African women

From: Association between ethnicity and obesity with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) function and subclass distribution

  Ethnicity Age (year) BMI (kg/m2) Fat (kg) VAT (cm2) Total SAT (cm2) HDL (mmol/L) LDL (mmol/L) Triglycerides (mmol/L) Total cholesterol (mmol/L)
PON Activity Black r = −0.07 r = 0.30 r = 0.26 r = 0.19 r = 0.19 r = 0.29 r = 0.59* r = 0.13 r = 0.66**
White r = −0.40 r = 0.14 r = 0.16 r = −0.25 r = −0.09 r = −0.62*** r = 0.45* r = 0.21 r = 0.28
PAF-AH activity Black r = −0.18 r = −0.44 r = −0.47* r = −0.25 r = −0.48* r = 0.05 r = 0.65*** r = −0.51* r = 0.53*
White r = 0.02 r = 0.42 r = 0.39 r = −0.02 r = −0.10 r = −0.37 r = 0.85*** r = 0.22 r = 0.80***
Large HDL subclass Black r = −0.52* r = −0.32 r = −0.30 r = −0.18 r = −0.31 r = 0.69** r = 0.067 r = −0.19 r = 0.25
White r = −0.31 r = −0.52* r = −0.48* r = −0.48* r = −0.48* r = 0.32 r = −0.49* r = −0.48* r = −0.48*
Intermediate HDL subclass Black r = 0.24 r = 0.43 r = 0.41 r = 0.17 r = 0.45 r = −0.64*** r = 0.17 r = −0.15 r = −0.11
White r = 0.40 r = 0.46* r = 0.44* r = 0.58* r = 0.51* r = −0.33 r = 0.36 r = 0.52* r = 0.34
Small HDL subclass Black r = 0.52* r = 0.08 r = 0.08 r = 0.11 r = 0.06 r = −0.29 r = −0.24 r = 0.42 r = −0.25
White r = 0.20 r = 0.52* r = 0.47* r = 0.34 r = 0.41 r = −0.27 r = 0.55** r = 0.40 r = 0.55**
  1. Values are Pearson correlation coefficients
  2. BMI body mass index, VAT visceral adipose tissue, SAT subcutaneous adipose tissue
  3. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.005