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Table 4 Correlations of continuous HOMA with components of Metabolic Syndrome and BMIZ for the 3 age groups.

From: Utility of the modified ATP III defined metabolic syndrome and severe obesity as predictors of insulin resistance in overweight children and adolescents: a cross-sectional study

  Age 3–8 Age 9–11 Age 12–19
Criterion* n = 92 n = 123 n = 219
Waist Circ .48 (p < .01) .17 (p = .03) .30 (p < .01)
Systolic BP .09 (p = .32) .09 (p = .26) .15 (p = .01)
Diastolic BP .20 (p = .03) -.01 (p = .87) .11 (p = .07)
Glucose .37 (p < .01) .43 (p < .01) .38 (p < .01)
Triglycerides .08 (p = .37) .13 (p = .11) .28 (p < .01)
HDL -.09 (p = .33) -.05 (p = .54) -.19 (p < .01)
BMIZ -.05 (p = .60) .26 (p < .01) .27 (p < .01)
  1. *Values are Spearman's rho correlation coefficient of component with continuous measure of HOMA and (p value tests for probability of rho = 0).