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Table 1 Basic anthropometric and metabolic parameters

From: Equations for predicting DXA-measured visceral adipose tissue mass based on BMI or weight in adults

  Total Derivation group Validation group P-value
Number 515 366 149  
Sex     0.259
 Male 262 (50.9%) 192 (52.5%) 70 (47.0%)  
 Femal 253 (49.1%) 174 (47.5%) 79 (53.0%)  
Age (years) 58 (50–65) 58 (51–65) 58 (50–64) 0.338
HR 79 (72–88) 79 (72–88) 80 (73–88) 0.894
SBP 133 (122–147) 133.5 (122–147) 133 (121–148) 0.673
DBP 79 (72–87) 79 (71–87) 80 (72–88) 0.417
Grade of hepatic steatosis    0.237
 Normal 216 (41.9%) 156 (42.6%) 60 (40.3%)  
 Mild 176 (34.2%) 127 (34.7%) 49 (32.9%)  
 Moderate 100 (19.4%) 71 (19.4%) 29 (19.5%)  
 Severe 23 (4.5%) 12 (3.3%) 11 (7.4%)  
Height(cm) 167 (160–173) 167 (160–174) 167 (160–172) 0.122
Weight(kg) 69.4 (61.0–81.7) 70.8 (60.6–81) 68 (61.5–83.4) 0.986
BMI(kg/m2) 25.3 (22.9–28.2) 25.2 (22.8–28.2) 25.4 (23.3–28.1) 0.568
VAT 1283 (843–1837) 1252.5 (836.5–1840.75) 1357 (857.5–1835.5) 0.253
FPG 6.3 (5.0–8.71) 6.5 (5.0–9.0) 6.0 (4.8–8.6) 0.007
ALT 15.8 (11.5–23.8) 15.8 (11.5–24.1) 15.7 (11.9–22.4) 0.200
AST 17.0 (13.9–21.7) 17.0 (13.7–21.8) 16.9 (14.0–21.0) 0.009
TC 4.5 (3.7–5.3) 4.5 (3.7–5.3) 4.7 (3.8–5.3) 0.316
TG 1.3 (0.9–1.9) 1.3 (0.9–1.9) 1.4 (0.9–1.9) 0.477
HDL 1.1 (1.0–1.3) 1.1 (1.0–1.4) 1.1 (0.9–1.3) 0.143
LDL 2.6 (2.0–3.2) 2.6 (2.0–3.2) 2.8 (1.9–3.3) 0.709
DM (n/%) 343/66.6% 251/68.6% 92/61.7% 0.136
Hypertension (n/%) 234/45.4% 160/43.7% 74/49.7% 0.219
  1. It shows mean median and interquartile range (IQR). Abbreviations: ALT alanine aminotransferase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, BMI body mass index, DBP diastolic blood pressure, DM Diabetes mellitus, FPG fasting plasma glucose, HBP high blood pressure, HDL high density lipoprotein, HR heart rate, SBP systolic blood pressure, TC total cholesterol, TG triglyceride, VAT visceral adipose tissue