Journal of Obesity / 2016 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Ferritin Is a Marker of Inflammation rather than Iron Deficiency in Overweight and Obese People

Table 4

Pearson’s correlation of ferritin with the test variables (note a strong positive correlation with CRP/BMI and an inverse correlation with transferrin).

VariablePearson’s value () value

Hb−0.62<0.001
Iron−0.89<0.001
TIBC−0.84<0.001
TSAT−0.86<0.001
CRP0.87<0.001
BMI0.86<0.001