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Table 2 Correlations among study variables in two Swiss MONICA samples (ages 35–64 yrs).

From: Binary classification of dyslipidemia from the waist-to-hip ratio and body mass index: a comparison of linear, logistic, and CART models

  WHR BMI Age Current Smoking Hypertension d Gender
TC/HDL-C ratio 0.53 a/0.49 b 0.41/0.36 0.14/0.09 0.11/0.13 0.19/0.20 0.43/0.38
Women 0.37/0.42 0.36/0.41 0.27/0.30 0.15/0.14 0.20/0.23 -
Men 0.32/0.27 0.36/0.34 0.06/-0.07 0.08/0.07 0.09/0.09 -
Dyslipidemia c 0.46/0.48 0.36/0.35 0.13/0.13 0.09/0.10 0.15/0.19 0.40/0.39
Women 0.37/0.35 0.34/0.35 0.24/0.29 0.13/0.08 0.18/0.22 -
Men 0.21/0.27 0.27/0.32 0.07/0.03 0.06/0.05 0.02/0.09 -
WHR   0.53/0.49 0.19/0.21 0.03/0.10 0.24/0.24 0.77/0.72
Women   0.51/0.52 0.29/0.32 0.05/0. 02 0.20/0.28 -
Men   0.61/0.53 0.31/0.34 0.00/0.05 0.13/0.12 -
BMI    0.23/0.23 -0.08/-0.07 0.27/0.26 0.24/0.13
Women    0.31/0.31 -0.08/-0.11 0.28/0.33 -
Men    0.15/0.13 -0.10/-0.04 0.21/0.17 -
Age     -0.12/-0.09 0.18/0.19 -0.00/-0.03
Women     -0.15/-0.08 0.20/0.26 -
Men     -0.09/-0.10 0.17/0.15 -
Current Smoking d      -0.02/-0.04 0.02/0.11
Women      -0.03/-0.06 -
Men      -0.01/-0.06 -
  1. a, b Pearson correlations (r) in Vaud-Fribourg a/Ticino b. c 1 = (TC/HDL-C ratio ≥ 5.0), 0 = otherwise. d 1 = Yes, 0 = No.
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