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Table 2 Bivariate associations between adiposity indices and cardiometabolic risk factors

From: Sensitivity of various adiposity indices in identifying cardiometabolic diseases in Arab adults

Parameter BMI Weight Waist WHR WHtR VAI BAI
Age (years) 0.28** 0.19** 0.46** 0.44** 0.47** 0.31** 0.16**
Height (m) −0.19** 0.33** 0.01 0.14** −0.26** 0.06** −0.74**
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 0.29** 0.27** 0.31** 0.29** 0.30** 0.19** 0.06**
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 0.26** 0.27** 0.28** 0.23** 0.26** 0.17** 0.05**
Glucose (mmol/L) 0.24** 0.12** 0.34** 0.33** 0.33** 0.34** 0.10**
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 0.22** 0.19** 0.28** 0.28** 0.24** 0.77** 0.003
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 0.16** 0.11** 0.14** 0.10** 0.15** 0.21** 0.08**
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) −0.01 −0.12** −0.06** −0.14** 0.006 −0.62** 0.18**
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 0.10** 0.08** 0.08** 0.03** 0.08** 0.16** 0.05**
  1. Data presented as coefficient (R); ** denotes significance at 0.005 level.