TABLE 2

Correlation of adiponectin with elements of the metabolic syndrome and inflammation in the cohort random sample

FactorSpearman correlation coefficient*
Inflammation markers
    Orosomucoid−0.25
    C-reactive protein−0.23
    IL-6−0.18
    White blood cell count−0.17
    Sialic acid−0.14
    Fibrinogen−0.14
Metabolic syndrome elements
    HDL cholesterol0.42
    Fasting insulin−0.37
    Waist circumference−0.33
    Triglycerides−0.33
    Glucose−0.29
    BMI−0.27
    Systolic blood pressure−0.24
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    * Weighted to reflect sampling strategy; P < 0.001 for all correlations.