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Table 3 Correlations of Vitamin D levels with selected anthropometric and metabolic characteristics (n = 202)

From: Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its association with metabolic derangements among children with obesity

Anthropometric /Metabolic Characteristics Correlation Coefficient Significance
BMI Z score −0.041 0.541
SFT Triceps - 0.084 0.236
SFT Biceps - 0.147 0.037
SFT Subscapular - 0.215 0.002
SFT Supra iliac - 0.206 0.003
Central SFT −0.229 0.001
Peripheral SFT −0.135 0.056
Waist Circumference (cm) - 0.032 0.655
Percentage Fat Mass −0.034 0.632
Serum Calcium −0.006 0.928
Parathyroid Hormone (pg/ml) − 0.228 0.001
Alkaline phosphatase −0.131 0.064
Fasting Blood Sugar (mg/dl) −0.127 0.072
2 h OGTT (mg/dl) −0.124 0.079
Fasting Insulin (micro IU/ml) −0.147 0.037
2 h Insulin (micro IU/ML) −0.157 0.026
HOMA IR −0.155 0.028
Serum Triglycerides (mg/dl) −0.087 0.221
High Density Lipoproteins (mg/dl) 0.093 0.187
Low Density Lipoproteins (mg/dl) −0.181 0.010
Serum Cholesterol (mg/dl) −0.148 0.035
Aspartate aminotransferase (IU/l) −0.069 0.328
Alanine aminotransferase (IU/l) −0.075 0.287
High sensitivity C reactive Protein (mg/l) −0.142 0.048
  1. SFT Skin Fold Thickness, HOMA IR Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance, PTH Parathyroid hormone, ALP Alkaline phosphatase, HOMA IR Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance
  2. Data in bold represents p-value <0.05