Table 5

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

WHR

Waist circumference

n

m

sd

p

n

m

sd

p


Women

Adjusted for age

qrtl 1 evening cortisol

182

0.830

0.081

ref.

182

85.03

13.60

ref.

qrtl 2 evening cortisol

332

0.830

0.073

0.992

332

84.80

13.54

0.851

qrtl 3 evening cortisol

169

0.839

0.078

0.252

169

86.13

13.56

0.451

qrtl 4 evening cortisol

155

0.837

0.075

0.392

155

85.78

13.61

0.617

Test for linearity:

between quartiles

0.209

0.402

continuously

0.288

0.695

Men

Adjusted for age

qrtl 1 evening cortisol

206

0.944

0.057

ref.

206

95.43

10.08

ref.

qrtl 2 evening cortisol

320

0.943

0.054

0.874

320

94.19

9.96

0.167

qrtl 3 evening cortisol

154

0.942

0.062

0.838

154

93.63

10.00

0.095

qrtl 4 evening cortisol

153

0.944

0.062

0.990

153

94.66

10.03

0.478

Test for linearity:

between quartiles

0.986

0.382

continuously

0.933

0.500


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

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

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