Table 5: Forward stepwise multivariate regression analysis (FM from DXA as dependent variable).

StepVariables entered changeSig. change adj

1Constant
FM-BIA
0.8280.0000.826
2Leptin0.8470.020.0010.844
Model 13BMI0.8630.0160.0010.859
4H0.8710.0080.0190.866
5AFA0.8770.0060.0320.871

Model 21Constant
FM-BIA
0.8310.0000.829
2Leptin0.8510.0190.0010.848

Model 31Constant
BMI
0.5410.0000.537
2Leptin0.6770.1350.0000.67

Legend: BMI: body mass index; AFA: arm fat area; H: hips circumference; FM-BIA: fat mass estimate through bioimpedance analysis.