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Table 2 Correlations between body composition measures in 2,490 men (right upper corner) and 2,794 women (left lower corner) of the Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity study

From: Adiposity and hand osteoarthritis: the Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity study

  BMI (kg/m2) Weight (kg) Fat percentage (%) Fat mass (kg) WHR VATa (cm2) SATa(cm2)
BMI (kg/m 2 )   0.864 0.859 0.920 0.608 0.667 0.802
Weight (kg) 0.919   0.727 0.893 0.480 0.564 0.787
Fat percentage (%) 0.871 0.890   0.949 0.656 0.696 0.753
Fat mass (kg) 0.927 0.981 0.951   0.612 0.679 0.825
WHR 0.490 0.462 0.526 0.493   0.683 0.512
VAT a (cm 2 ) 0.738 0.691 0.720 0.727 0.595   0.479
SAT a (cm 2 ) 0.873 0.849 0.846 0.878 0.448 0.623  
  1. All correlations were statistically significant. Numbers represent Pearson correlation coefficients.
  2. BMI, body mass index; SAT, subcutaneous adipose tissue; VAT, visceral adipose tissue; WHR, waist-to-hip ratio.
  3. an = 923 men, n = 798 women.