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Table 3 Coefficients of correlation between adipokines and parameters of inflammation

From: Adipokines, inflammation, insulin resistance, and carotid atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

  L:A ratio Adiponectin Leptin Resistin TNFα IL-6
ESR -0.074 0.162* -0.005 0.322* 0.181* 0.450*
C-reactive protein -0.041 0.137 0.026 0.209* 0.087 0.468*
DAS28 ESR 0.021 0.068 0.054 0.095 0.074 0.448*
Disease duration -0.033 0.094 -0.008 0.176* 0.101 0.134
  1. DAS28, Disease Activity Score in 28 joints; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; IL, interleukin; L:A ratio, leptin:adiponectin ratio; TNFα, tumor necrosis factor alpha.*P <0.05. P <0.05 after adjustment for adiposity including waist circumference and body mass index.