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Table 3 Partial correlation for adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) (pmol/l) and cortisol (nmol/l) with cardiovascular risk factors.

From: High-end normal adrenocorticotropic hormone and cortisol levels are associated with specific cardiovascular risk factors in pediatric obesity: a cross-sectional study

  r Pvalue r Pvalue
Model and factor ACTH Cortisol
Model 1     
SBP, mmHg 0.098 0.052 0.121 <0.01
DBP, mmHg 0.105 <0.03 0.119 <0.01
HDL, mmol/l -0.016 0.753 0.040 0.432
TG, mmol/l 0.144 <0.004 0.107 <0.03
LDL, mmol/l -0.002 0.961 0.123 <0.01
Glc0', mmol/l 0.248 <0.0001 0.110 <0.02
Glc120', mmol/l 0.144 <0.02 -0.020 0.712
Ins0', pmol/l 0.122 <0.01 0.050 0.327
HOMA-IR 0.152 <0.003 0.065 0.200
Model 2     
SBP, mmHg 0.100 <0.05 0.112 <0.03
DBP, mmHg 0.106 <0.04 0.124 <0.01
HDL, mmol/l -0.013 0.796 0.048 0.353
TG, mmol/l 0.128 <0.01 0.102 <0.04
LDL, mmol/l -0.019 0.712 0.116 <0.02
Glc0', mmol/l 0.218 <0.0001 0.117 <0.02
Glc120', mmol/l 0.128 <0.04 -0.030 0.638
  1. Values in bold represent significant results. Partial correlation was adjusted for gender, age, Tanner stage, and BMI in model 1 and for gender, age, Tanner stage, BMI, and insulin resistance in model 2. Log transformation was used for skewed variables. DBP = diastolic blood pressure; Glc0' = fasting glucose; Glc120' = post-challenge glucose; HDL = high-density lipoprotein; HOMA-IR = homeostatic model assessment insulin resistance; Ins0' = fasting insulin; LDL = low-density lipoprotein; SDB = systolic blood pressure; TG = triglycerides.