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Table 3 Moderation of cardiorespiratory fitness in the relationship between neck circumference and cardiometabolic risk

From: Neck circumference and cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents: the moderator role of cardiorespiratory fitness

  Cardiometabolic risk
β CI (95%) p
Children 6 to 9 years old
 CRF −0.004 −0.006; −0.003 < 0.001
 NC 0.464 0.392; 0.535 < 0.001
 CRF x NC − 0.001 − 0.001; 0.000 0.001
Early adolescent group
 CRF −0.003 −0.004; − 0.002 < 0.001
 NC 0.411 0.359; 0.462 < 0.001
 CRF x NC 0.001 −0.001; 0.000 0.019
Middle adolescent group
 CRF −0.002 −0.003; − 0.002 < 0.001
 NC 0.330 0.276; 0.383 < 0.001
 CRF x NC 0.000 −0.001; 0.000 0.003
  1. CRF cardiorespiratory fitness, NC neck circumference, CI confidence interval. All analyses were adjusted for sex, ethnicity, and sexual maturation