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Table 4 State 4o 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) −0.24 n/a n/a n/a −0.20 n/a n/a −0.35 n/a n/a
Waist Circumference (cm) −0.09 0.19 0.24 0.43* −0.06 0.28 0.38 −0.20 0.24 0.58
Waist/Hip ratio 0.19 0.29 0.28 0.36 0.27 0.38 0.47 −0.17 −0.08 0.11
Total Fat Mass (kg) −0.28 0.11 0.12 0.13 −0.16 0.13 0.12 −0.52 0.08 0.19
Total Lean Massa (kg) −0.13 0.05 0.20 0.14 −0.16 0.02 0.07 −0.12 0.40 0.21
Percent Fat Mass −0.18 0.04 0.00 0.07 −0.10 0.20 0.16 −0.55 −0.23 0.03
Leg Fat Mass to Total Fat Mass ratio 0.15 −0.00 −0.02 −0.06 0.35 0.29 0.28 −0.26 −0.38 −0.39
Thigh Fat Volume (cm3) −0.12 0.15 0.19 0.29 0.03 0.46 0.42 −0.31 −0.27 0.23
Thigh Subcutaneous Fat (cm3) −0.12 0.14 0.17 0.26 0.03 0.45 0.12 −0.31 −0.30 0.19
Thigh Intermuscular Fat (cm3) −0.09 0.24 0.23 0.31 0.02 0.25 0.33 −0.22 0.29 0.37
Total Thigh Muscle (cm3) −0.01 −0.04 −0.01 0.00 −0.40 −0.40 −0.33 0.22 0.26 0.03
Thigh Intermuscular Fat/Total Thigh Fat Ratio −0.03 0.19 0.20 0.18 0.03 0.19 0.29 −0.07 0.43 0.27
  1. BMI body mass index
  2. aVariables were square-root-transformed to achieve normal distribution
  3. * = p ≤ 0.05
  4. Females: N = 13, Males: N = 12-13