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Table 2 Partial correlation coefficients between baseline RBP4 levels and metabolic parameters at the 10-year follow-up

From: Childhood retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) levels predicting the 10-year risk of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome: the BCAMS study

  Coefficients P a
BMI (kg/m) 0.125 0.027
WC (cm) 0.132 0.020
Fat-mass percentage (%) 0.065 0.248
SBP (mmHg) 0.267 <0.001
DBP (mmHg) 0.197 <0.001
TG (mmol/L) 0.231 <0.001
TC (mmol/L) 0.121 0.033
HDL-C (mmol/L) − 0.114 0.044
LDL-C (mmol/L) 0.156 0.006
Fasting glucose (mmol/L) 0.082 0.150
OGTT 2 h glucose (mmol/L) 0.085 0.143
HbA1c (%) 0.071 0.200
Insulin (mU/L)b 0.119 0.036
HOMA-IRb 0.124 0.028
ISIMb − 0.137 0.019
Adiponectin (μg/L)b − 0.060 0.296
Leptin (ng/mL)b 0.121 0.032
RBP4 (μg/mL) 0.152 0.007
  1. BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, TG triglycerides, TC total cholesterol, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HOMA-IR homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance
  2. a P values were calculated from partial correlation analysis adjusted for baseline age, gender, pubertal stage and follow-up time
  3. b Variables were ln-transformed before analysis