Table 3

Association between BMI and WC and plasma triglycerides by sex adjusted by age
βcoefficient (95 % CI)
Triglycerides (mg/dl)
Women Men
BMI only in the model
BMI (kg/m2) 4.2 7.3
(3.4 to 5.1) (5.3 to 9.3)
RBMI2a 0.140 0.107
WC only in the model
WC (cm) 1.8 3.0
(1.4 to 2.1) (2.2 to 3.7)
RWC2b 0.150 0.120
BMI and WC included in the model
BMI (kg/m2) 1.4 1.7
(−0.8 to 3.5) (−2.9 to 6.3)
RBMI2a 0.002 0.001
WC (cm) 1.3 2.4
(0.4 to 2.1) (0.6 to 4.1)
RWC2b 0.012 0.013

a RBMI2 proportion of variation explained by BMI.

b RWC2 proportion of variation explained by WC.

Lara et al.

Lara et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:638   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-638

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