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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the 556 women and their correlations with adiponectin and aldosterone

From: Higher blood aldosterone level in metabolic syndrome is independently related to adiposity and fasting plasma glucose

   Correlation with Adiponectin Correlation with Aldosterone
Variables Mean ±  S.D. Γ P = Γ P =
Age (years) 54.4 ± 9.8 0.09 0.032 −0.06 0.195
Height (cm) 155.4 ± 5.6 −0.01 0.805 −0.04 0.918
Weight (kg) 55.7 ± 7.8 −0.25 <0.001 0.07 0.105
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 23.0 ± 3.1 −0.25 <0.001 0.07 0.081
Waist (cm) 72.8 ± 7.2 −0.27 <0.001 0.04 0.410
Body fat (%) 29.0 ± 5.9 −0.29 <0.001 0.19 <0.001
SBP (mmHg) 123.3 ± 19.7 0.06 0.155 0.02 0.680
DBP (mmHg) 71.0 ± 11.3 0.09 0.839 0.07 0.128
AC glucose (mM) 5.0 ± 1.0 −0.15 <0.001 0.20 <0.001
Fasting insulin (IU/mL) 6.3 ± 5.2 −0.10 0.021 0.09 0.034
HOMA-IR 1.4 ± 1.3 −0.13 0.002 0.15 <0.001
TG (mM) 1.2 ± 0.7 −0.25 <0.001 0.09 0.037
T-Chol (mM) 4.8 ± 0.9 0.04 0.365 0.13 0.003
LDL-C (mM) 3.1 ± 0.8 −0.07 0.115 0.11 0.009
HDL-C (mM) 1.5 ± 0.4 0.41 <0.001 −0.03 0.462
BUN (mM) 4.6 ± 1.5 0.04 0.389 0.12 0.006
CRE (μmol/L) 52.1 ± 14.1 0.05 0.246 0.19 <0.001
UA (μmol/L) 279.6 ± 71.4 −0.13 0.003 0.14 0.001
Adiponectin (μg/mL) 11.0 ± 4.9 - - −0.11 0.009
Aldosterone (pmol/L) 577.0 ± 280.2 −0.11 0.009 - -
  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body mass index, SBP Systolic blood pressure, DBP Diastolic blood pressure, AC glucose Fasting plasma glucose, fasting insulin Fasting serum insulin, HOMA-IR Insulin resistance index by homeostasis assessment model, mM mmol/L, TG Triglycerides, T-Chol Total cholesterol, LDL-C Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-C High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, BUN Blood urea nitrogen, CRE Creatinine, UA Uric acid. Those p values < 0.05 were in bold form.