Table 2

Correlation between salivary pH and variables associated with the metabolic syndrome
Age-adjusted
All women PMW MW All women PMW MW
n = 198 55 143 198 55 143
TG*
r -0.224 -0.300 -0.211 -0.294 -0.292 -0.289
p-value 0.001 0.026 0.011 <0.001 0.034 0.001
Apo B*
r -0.251 -0.458 -0.159 -0.293 -0.448 -0.149
p-value <0.001 <0.001 0.062 <0.001 0.001 0.082
Glycemia
r -0.163 -0.320 -0.081 -0.198 -0.304 -0.137
p-value 0.022 0.017 0.336 0. 006 0.027 0.112
Waist
r -0.142 -0.167 -0.159 -0.168 -0.166 -0.184
p-value 0.046 0.224 0.060 0.020 0.234 0.031
Systolic BP
r 0.047 -0.057 0.046 -0.052 0.023 -0.073
p-value 0.515 0.682 0.586 0.473 0.870 0.398
Diastolic BP
r -0.098 0.021 -0.140 -0.093 0.034 -0.122
p-value 0.173 0.880 0.096 0.201 0.809 0.156
HDL-C
r 0.091 0.048 0.110 0.089 0.075 0.149
p-value 0.201 0.728 0.191 0. 222 0.596 0. 083
MetS
r -0.171 -0.283 -0.144 -0.238 -0.261 -0.214
p-value 0.016 0.037 0.086 0.001 0.059 0.012

All correlation analyse are bivariate. TG: triglycerides; Apo B: apolipoprotein B; PMW: premenopausal women; MW: menopausal women; HDL-C: high density lipoprotein-cholesterol; MetS: number of metabolic syndrome components. The MetS elements considered are: abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia (high TG and low HDL-C levels), hyperglycemia and hypertension.

*Log10-transformed.

Tremblay et al.

Tremblay et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:40   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-40

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