Table 2

Relationship between body composition and static lung function measurements in males and females with asthma.

Males

Females


TLC (L)

FRC (L)

ERV (L)

TLC (L)

FRC (L)

ERV (L)


Weight (kg)

0.034

0.157

0.482

-0.354

-0.516*

-0.532*

Waist Circumference (cm)

-0.125

0.086

0.494

-0.439*

-0.479*

-0.469*

Fat Mass (g)

Total

-0.424

-0.208

0.257

-0.396

-0.506*

-0.400

Android

-0.434

-0.137

0.263

-0.275

-0.457*

-0.505*

Gynoid

-0.134

-0.132

0.456

-0.087

-0.285

-0.046

Thoracic

-0.378

-0.130

0.319

-0.270

-0.488*

-0.564**

Arms

-0.341

-0.250

0.207

-0.719***

-0.562**

-0.579**

Legs

-0.040

-0.098

0.267

-0.202

-0.299

-0.047

Lean Mass (g)

Total

0.561*

0.409

0.164

-0.157

-0.261

-0.463*

Android

0.566*

0.670**

0.666**

-0.038

-0.142

-0.375

Gynoid

0.383

0.406

0.531*

-0.019

-0.211

-0.360

Thoracic

0.460

0.441

0.540*

-0.057

-0.198

-0.401

Arms

0.497*

0.498*

0.040

-0.501*

-0.367

-0.441*

Legs

0.523*

0.227

-0.157

-0.195

-0.257

-0.323

%Fat

Total

-0.563*

-0.322

0.180

-0.298

-0.319

-0.070

Android

-0.691**

-0.419

-0.007

-0.332

-0.473*

-0.321

Gynoid

-0.257

-0.280

0.331

-0.077

-0.149

0.141

Thoracic

-0.610*

-0.337

0.079

-0.265

-0.401

-0.350

Arms

-0.445

-0.250

0.181

-0.595**

-0.484*

-0.460*

Legs

-0.201

-0.177

0.325

-0.090

-0.138

0.130


Partial correlations are adjusted for height, age and pack years. TLC - logarithmic total lung capacity; FRC - logarithmic functional residual capacity; ERV - expiratory reserve volume. * p≤0.05; ** p≤0.01; *** p≤0.001

Scott et al. Respiratory Research 2012 13:10   doi:10.1186/1465-9921-13-10

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