International Journal of Endocrinology / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Waist-to-Height Ratio Is a Better Anthropometric Index than Waist Circumference and BMI in Predicting Metabolic Syndrome among Obese Mexican Adolescents

Table 3

Spearman’s correlation coefficients () between the anthropometric indices and components of MS.

BMI percentileWaistWHtR
SignificanceSignificanceSignificance

Triglycerides0.04 = 0.6710.07 = 0.4650.01 = 0.917
HDL-C−0.02 = 0.842−0.15 = 0.122−0.09 = 0.349
Waist0.61 < 0.001a0.78 < 0.001a
Fasting glucose0.16 = 0.1020.01 = 0.8930.17 = 0.081
SBP0.39 < 0.001a0.41 < 0.001a0.19 = 0.043a
DBP0.32 < 0.001a0.34 < 0.001a0.25 = 0.009a

In all cases, 110 subjects (48 females and 62 males) were considered.
aSignificant values.