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Table 2 Spearman correlation ( r ) between NAFLD, anthropometric and body composition variables in obese children and adolescents (n = 145)

From: Body composition variables as predictors of NAFLD by ultrasound in obese children and adolescents

  Non-alcoholic fat liver disease
Variables r p-value
Overall   
  WC (cm) 0.352 0.001
  TFM (kg) 0.259 0.002
  IAAT (cm) 0.387 0.001
Male   
  WC (cm) 0.136 0.244
  TFM (kg) 0.128 0.271
  IAAT (cm) 0.340 0.003
Female   
  WC (cm) 0.451 0.001
  TFM (kg) 0.391 0.001
  IAAT (cm) 0.383 0.001
  1. NAFLD = nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; WC = waist circumference; TFM = trunk fat mass; FM = fat mass; IAAT = intra-abdominal adipose tissue.