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Table 4 Pearson partial correlations* controlled for age and smoking between risk scores, clinical factors and diet index scores

From: Dietary quality and patterns and non-communicable disease risk of an Indian community in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

  Index aRisk Score bRisk Score 1 WC SBP DBP Glucose Chol Trig BMI
N = 250 INDEX 1 0.21 0.2 0.12 0.01 0.01 0.24* 0.11 −0.02 0.06
INDEX 2 −0.10 −0.1 −0.13* 0.01 0.01 −0.06 −0.01 0.04 −0.00
Men N = 111 INDEX 1 0.23* 0.2* 0.21* −0.06 −0.03 0.26* −0.05 −0.02 0.10
INDEX 2 −0.30* −0.2* −0.28* −0.06 −0.02 −0.22* −0.12 −0.14 −0.17
Women N = 139 INDEX 1 0.23* 0.2* 0.14 0.06 0.05 0.22* 0.24* −0.01 0.04
INDEX 2 0.04 0.0 0.05 0.06 0.02 0.03 0.07 0.13 0.08
  1. WC waist circumference, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, BMI body mass index, Chol cholesterol, Trig triglyceride, Index 1 deficiency index, max score 3000, Index 2 excess index, max score 600
  2. *Pearson correlation:*P < 0.05
  3. aRisk score is the aggregate total of all risk markers defined by Asian standards
  4. bRisk score 1 is the aggregate of all risk markers, but fasting glucose was counted twice