Table 3

Comparisons of body composition between quartiles of morning salivary cortisol in men and women.

WHR

Waist circumference

n

m

sd

p

n

m

sd

p


Women

Adjusted for age

qrtl 1 morning cortisol

188

0.843

0.069

ref.

188

86.63

13.52

ref.

qrtl 2 morning cortisol

230

0.838

0.076

0.492

230

85.90

13.53

0.585

qrtl 3 morning cortisol

203

0.826

0.071

0.025

203

83.99

13.52

0.055

qrtl 4 morning cortisol

217

0.827

0.074

0.036

217

84.74

13.54

0.163

Test for linearity:

between quartiles

0.013

0.079

continuously

0.006

0.024

Adjusted for model 2a

qrtl 1 morning cortisol

176

0.842

0.080

ref.

188

86.11

13.82

ref.

qrtl 2 morning cortisol

224

0.836

0.075

0.379

230

85.66

13.53

0.740

qrtl 3 morning cortisol

198

0.826

0.070

0.038

203

84.04

13.55

0.137

qrtl 4 morning cortisol

210

0.827

0.072

0.038

217

84.49

13.60

0.237

Test for linearity:

between quartiles

0.019

0.135

continuously

0.012

0.075

Men

Adjusted for age

qrtl 1 morning cortisol

193

0.945

0.056

ref.

193

94.61

10.03

ref.

qrtl 2 morning cortisol

240

0.939

0.062

0.275

240

93.96

9.99

0.498

qrtl 3 morning cortisol

210

0.945

0.058

0.979

210

94.55

10.00

0.950

qrtl 4 morning cortisol

190

0.945

0.055

0.913

190

94.92

9.99

0.763

Test for linearity:

between quartiles

0.784

0.613

continuously

0.980

0.556


Differences between quartiles (qrtl) of morning cortisol were examined by GLM (general linear model), using quartile 1 as reference.

aModel 2 = age, leisure time physical activity, smoking, education, alcohol consumption, oral contraceptives, and estrogen replacements.

Larsson et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2009 9:16   doi:10.1186/1472-6823-9-16

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