Table 1—

Correlations of cardiovascular risk factors with insulin sensitivity in 5- to 10-year-old African-American children

VariableMeanSDCorrelation (r) with Ln(HOMA)Correlation (r) with WBIS
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)163.732.00.19−0.25*
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)104.131.20.17−0.22
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)42.310.4−0.130.15
Triglycerides (mg/dl)87.643.40.25*−0.36*
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)110.313.50.45−0.37
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)62.27.30.23*−0.23*
Triceps skinfold (mm)28.188.10.35*−0.45
Suscapular skinfold (mm)27.29.70.35*−0.53
Percent body fat (BIA)34.96.10.31*−0.56
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    * Correlation is significant, P < 0.05;

  • Correlation is significant, P < 0.01.