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Table 2 The correlation between epicardial adipose tissue thickness and metabolic parameters in patients with PCOS and control group

From: Epicardial adipose tissue thickness and NGAL levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Parameter PCOS group (n = 66) Control group (n = 50)
  r p value r p value
Age 0,248 0,045* 0,231 0,106
BMI 0,641 0,0001** 0,314 0,027*
WC 0,563 0,0001** 0,258 0,070
FG score 0,061 0,626   
Fasting glucose 0,072 0,565 0,137 0,342
Fasting insulin 0,472 0,0001** 0,088 0,545
HOMA-IR 0,641 0,0001** 0,300 0,034*
Total cholesterol 0,216 0,081 0,299 0,035*
Triglyceride 0,363 0,003** 0,382 0,006**
LDL cholesterol 0,213 0,085 0,274 0,054
HDL cholesterol -0,200 0,108 -0,243 0,093
hsCRP 0,324 0,008** 0,096 0,507
NGAL 0,086 0,494 -0,051 0,727
TSH -0,110 0,377 0,010 0,946
Estradiol 0,026 0,834 0,029 0,846
LH/FSH -0,367 0,068   
DHEAS -0,133 0,286 -0,011 0,939
Total testosterone 0,185 0,137 0,078 0,596
  1. r indicates Spearman’s rho correlation coefficient; *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level. **Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level. a log transformed. BMI body mass index, HOMA-IR homeostasis model assessment insulin resistance index, HDL-C high density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C low density lipoprotein cholesterol, hs-CRP high-sensitive C- reactive protein, NGAL neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, TSH thyroid stimulating hormone, FSH follicle-stimulating hormone, LH luteinizing hormone, DHEAS dehydroepiandrosterone sulfat.