Table 3 Multivariate linear regression on cardiometabolic traits as dependent variables

From: Association between individual fat depots and cardio-metabolic traits in normal- and overweight children, adolescents and adults

Independent variables FMI a SAT trunk a VAT a SATtrunk+VATa
age groups b 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
  R 2 β R 2 β R 2 β R 2 β R 2 β R 2 β R 2 β R 2 β R 2 β R 2 β R 2 β R 2 β R 2 β c R 2 β c R 2 β c R 2 β c
n 80 71 150 132 80 71 150 132 80 71 150 132 80 71 150 132
SBP 0.0 0.18 5.9 0.27 17.9 0.50 15.0 0.44 3.5 0.26 6.3 0.27 17.7 0.47 15.5 0.41 0.0 0.20 4.6 0.24 6.5 0.28 20.6 0.53 3.5 0.02 6.3 0.02 17.7 −0.06 19.4 0.52
DBP 0.0 0.16 15.7 0.42 16.1 0.47 12.4 0.40 5.3 0.31 16.7 0.42 13.6 0.41 14.8 0.41 4.2 0.26 16.1 0.41 6.3 0.27 19.0 0.51 5.3 0.09 16.7 0.20 13.6 0.00 18.4 0.50
TG 0.0 0.00 11.7 0.36 11.3 0.40 4.5 0.25 0.0 0.02 9.9 0.33 12.6 0.40 4.6 0.24 0.0 0.17 27.2 0.53 11.8 0.37 15.2 0.46 0.0 0.17 32.6 0.96 12.6 0.20 15.8 0.47
HDL 25.4 −0.54 15.1 −0.41 5.6 −0.29 6.8 −0.30 23.2 −0.60 14.7 −0.40 6.3 −0.29 7.6 −0.30 21.6 −0.54 12.2 −0.37 6.6 −0.28 6.7 −0.31 23.2 −0.25 14.7 −0.09 6.6 −0.28 7.6 −0.17
Glucose 0.0 −0.14 0.0 −0.23 0.0 0.08 7.1 0.31 3.7 −0.27 5.8 −0.27 2.7 0.20 7.1 0.29 4.8 −0.28 0.0 −0.17 11.5 0.36 11.0 0.39 4.8 -0.28 5.8 0.24 11.5 0.36 11.3 0.40
Insulin 19.4 0.47 27.4 0.54 18.5 0.51 22.8 0.54 20.7 0.56 29.1 0.55 25.6 0.57 27.9 0.55 26.4 0.59 29.3 0.55 22.3 0.49 24.8 0.58 26.4 0.59 29.3 0.55 28.2 0.24 31.0 0.31
HOMA-IR 16.3 0.43 24.4 0.50 16.3 0.48 25.6 0.57 16.8 0.51 24.9 0.50 24.4 0.55 30.0 0.57 21.2 0.53 26.7 0.52 23.3 0.50 29.8 0.63 21.2 0.53 26.7 0.52 27.9 0.28 35.2 0.64
  1. Abbreviations: DBP, diastolic blood pressure; FMI, fat mass index; HDL, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; SAT, subcutaneous adipose tissue; SBP, systolic blood pressure; TG, triglyceride; VAT, visceral adipose tissue.
  2. aModel with independent variable/variables in bold adjusted for age and gender R2, additional explained variance (%) by independent variable/variables which is/are in bold compared to the base model which includes age and gender.
  3. b1, pre- and intrapubertal children; 2, postpubertal adolescents; 3, young adults (18–30 years old); 4, adults (30–60 years old).
  4. cβ-coefficient of VAT.