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Table 3 State 3 Respiration Correlation Coefficients with Obesity and Total and Thigh Body Composition and Body Fat Distribution for All Participants and Split by Gender

From: Relationships between mitochondrial content and bioenergetics with obesity, body composition and fat distribution in healthy older adults

  Both Genders Female Male
Pearson Partial (BMI) Partial (BMI + gender) Partial (BMI + gender + age) Pearson Partial (BMI) Partial (BMI + age) Pearson Partial (BMI) Partial (BMI + age)
BMI (kg/m2) −0.22 n/a n/a n/a −0.32 n/a n/a −0.26 n/a n/a
Waist Circumference (cm) −0.01 0.33 0.27 0.49* −0.17 0.27 0.39 −0.06 0.29 0.76**
Waist/Hip ratio 0.19 0.29 0.28 0.45* 0.16 0.28 0.48 0.16 0.41 0.48
Total Fat Mass (kg) −0.32 −0.14 0.00 0.10 −0.28 0.08 0.09 −0.41 −0.26 0.17
Total Lean Massa (kg) 0.061 0.25 0.14 0.17 −0.26 0.03 0.06 0.04 0.40 0.36
Percent Fat Mass −0.35 −0.20 −0.04 0.04 −0.23 0.16 0.16 −0.50 −0.47 −0.13
Leg Fat Mass to Total Fat Mass ratio 0.01 −0.05 0.00 −0.10 0.37 0.26 0.26 −0.66* −0.68* −0.71*
Total Thigh Fat (cm3) −0.29 −0.12 0.07 0.14 −0.13 0.33 0.32 −0.38 −0.59 −0.11
Thigh Subcutaneous Fat (cm3) −0.30 −0.14 0.04 0.11 −0.13 0.32 0.32 −0.39 −0.62 −0.15
Thigh Intermuscular Fat (cm3) −0.08 0.17 0.25 0.40 −0.08 0.24 0.29 −0.44 0.33 0.60
Total Thigh Muscle (cm3) 0.12 0.14 −0.07 −0.03 −0.49 −0.42 −0.36 0.28 0.37 0.14
Thigh Intermuscular Fat/Total Thigh Fat Ratio 0.15 0.27 0.26 0.37 −0.01 0.18 0.31 0.25 0.56 0.57
  1. BMI body mass index
  2. aVariables were square-root-transformed to achieve normal distribution
  3. * = p ≤ 0.05, ** = p ≤ 0.01,
  4. Females: N = 12; Males: N = 12-13