Table 2—

Partial correlation coefficients between metabolic CHD risk factors and VAT area and waist circumference

VAT areaWaist circumference
Total cholesterol0.040.12
LDL cholesterol0.040.10
HDL cholesterol−0.39*−0.37*
Log HDL2 cholesterol−0.28*−0.2
LDL/HDL cholesterol0.200.13
Log triglyceride0.25*0.21
Fasting insulin0.42*0.42*
Fasting glucose0.28*0.24
2-h glucose0.24*0.23
  • Analysis adjusted for age and race.

  • *

    * P < 0.001;

  • P < 0.01.