Table 5: Partial correlation between the different anthropometric measurements and the different inflammatory variables in the linear regression models* after adjustment for many possible risk factors and medications.

MenWaistWeightBMIBAIWaist/HipWaist/Height

hsCRP0.2790.2330.2860.1780.1440.297
Fibrinogen0.1520.1080.1370.1320.0480.165
WBC0.1040.0900.1160.0670.0630.115

WomenWaistWeightBMIBAIWaist/HipWaist/Height

hsCRP0.3320.3530.4010.2840.1380.344
Fibrinogen0.2140.2040.2330.2160.0580.222
WBC0.0810.0940.1040.0560.0450.082

*Included in the models in addition to the anthropometric measurements were age, systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements, glucose concentration, lipid profile including HDL, LDL, and triglyceride concentration, sport intensity and alcohol consumption, number of schooling years (as a measure of socioeconomic status), cardiovascular risk factors including smoking status, family history of CHD and medications including aspirin, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, statins, fibrates, and for women also oral contraceptives or hormonal replacement therapy.
All above correlations are highly significant (all ).