Table 3

Zero-order correlations between rectus femoris diameter, anthropometric characteristics and muscle strength parameters in group 1

Isometric extension (Nm)

Isokinetic flexion 60°/s (Nm)

Isokinetic flexion 180°/s (Nm)

Isokinetic extension 60°/s (Nm)

Isokinetic extension 180°/s (Nm)


Age (years)

-0.18

-0.47*

-0.38

-0.18

-0.29

Weight (kg)

0.52*

0.31

0.38

0.42

0.42

Height (cm)

0.79**

0.12

0.30

0.50*

0.58**

Femur length (cm)

0.65**

0.06

0.05

0.51*

0.42

Fat volume thigh (cm3)

-0.05

-0.30

-0.15

-0.11

-0.22

Body fat percentage (%)

-0.16

-0.28

-0.14

-0.12

-0.28

Skinfold thigh (cm)

-0.03

-0.13

-0.26

-0.08

-0.25

Circumference thigh (cm)

0.50*

0.39

0.45*

0.49*

0.46*

Muscle volume thigh (cm3)

0.62**

0.75***

0.61**

0.68***

0.69***

RF diameter CT (cm)

0.69***

0.66**

0.67**

0.63**

0.74***

RF diameter US (cm)

0.52*

0.54*

0.61**

0.45*

0.59**


*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01,***p < 0.001

Thomaes et al. BMC Medical Imaging 2012 12:7   doi:10.1186/1471-2342-12-7

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