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Table 2 Kendall’s Tau-b correlation coefficient of adipocyte lipid accumulation with anthropometric, metabolic and hormonal parameters

From: Association of intracellular lipid accumulation in subcutaneous adipocyte precursors and plasma adipokines in bariatric surgery candidates

Co-variables Adipocyte lipid accumulation
r P-value
Age 0.01 0.95
BMI −0.22 0.18
Total cholesterol (TC) −0.04 0.82
LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) 0.12 0.47
HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) 0.08 0.65
TC/HDL 0.02 0.92
Triglycerides (TG)* −0.42 0.01
Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) −0.26 0.12
Insulin* −0.52 0.001
C-peptide −0.31 0.06
HOMA-IR* −0.49 0.003
Morning cortisol −0.1 0.53
Leptin −0.22 0.16
Adiponectin* 0.32 0.05
Leptin:Adiponectin Ratio* −0.36 0.03
  1. r, Kendall’s Tau-b correlation coefficient. *Significant correlation (p < 0.05)