Table 3

Association between potential mediators and anthropometric measures in KORA F4 (n = 513)*

Potential mediatorBMI (kg/m2)Waist circumference (cm)
β95% CIβ95% CI
IL-6 (pg/mL)0.086−0.158; 0.3290.030−0.062; 0.122
TNF-α (pg/mL)0.161−0.174; 0.4960.069−0.059; 0.196
CCL7 (NPX)0.0630.001; 0.1250.0250.001; 0.048
CXCL9 (NPX)0.008−0.080; 0.9580.012−0.021; 0.046
CXCL10 (NPX)0.1350.032; 0.2390.0590.020; 0.098
DNER (NPX)−0.043−0.072; −0.014−0.018−0.029; −0.007
CD40 (NPX)0.008−0.029; 0.0450.003−0.011; 0.017
TNFRSF9 (NPX)0.046−0.005; 0.0980.014−0.006; 0.034
  • Boldface type indicates statistically significant findings. The association was interpreted as statistically significant if the 95% CI of the β-estimate did not include the null value.

  • *Associations are adjusted for age, sex, socioeconomic status, smoking status, alcohol intake, physical activity, and height (not in models for BMI).