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Table 3 Correlation analysis using CRP, ANG II, Adiponectin, Leptin, TNF-α, aPAI and Resistin as dependent variables in all subjects, controls and cases

From: Metabolic syndrome biomarkers and early breast cancer in Saudi women: evidence for the presence of a systemic stress response and/or a pre-existing metabolic syndrome-related neoplasia risk?

  CRP ANG II Leptin Adiponectin Resistin TNF-α aPAI
All; Control; Cases All; Control; Cases All; Control; Cases All; Control; Cases All; Control; Cases All; Control; Cases All; Control; Cases
Age (years)        
BMI (kg/m2) 0.38**; NS; 0.52**   0.32**; NS; 0.44**     
Systolic BP (mmHg)        NS; NS; 0.36*
Diastolic BP (mmHg)        0.25*; NS; NS
SAD (cm)        
Waist (cm) 0.44**; NS; 0.48**   0.23*; NS; NS −0.35**; NS; -0.45**    
Hips (cm) NS; NS; 0.35*   0.25*; NS; 0.44*     
Glucose (mmol/l)     NS; NS; -0.38*    0.28*; NS; NS
Total Cholesterol (mmol/l)        −0.28*; NS; NS
Triglycerides (mmol/l)     −0.26*; NS; NS   0.26*; NS; 0.28*  
HDL-Cholesterol (mmol/l)     0.23*; NS; NS    
LDL-Cholesterol (mmol/l) NS; 0.38*; NS       −0.29**;-0.31*;
CRP (ug/ml)    0.26*; NS; 0.40* −0.27*; -0.32*; NS −0.26*; NS; -0.32*   
ANG II (ng/ml)        NS; 0.48**; NS
Leptin (ng/ml) 0.26*; NS; 0.41*      0.23*; NS; NS  
Adiponectin (ug/ml) −0.27*; NS; NS    NS; 0.28*; NS   NS; 0.34*; NS  
Resistin (ng/ml) −0.26*; NS; -0.32*       NS; 0.45**; NS
TNF-α (pg/ml)    0.23*; 0.34*; NS; NS; -0.38*    0.44**; 0.45**; 0.58**
aPAI (ng/ml)   NS; 0.48*; NS   NS; 0.37**; NS   0.44**; 0.45**; 0.58**  
Ca (mmol/l)        −0.61**; NS; -0.75**
Pi (mmol/l)      0.36**; NS; NS   
  1. Note: Only significant associations were presented; Values presented as coefficient R; Coefficients presented from left to right [All, Control, Cases]; NS – Not Significant; * denotes significance at < 0.05 level; 88 denotes significance at < 0.001 level.