Table 3

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

Males (n = 19)

Females (n = 24)


FEV1 (L)

FVC (L)

FEV1/FVC (L)

FEV1 (L)

FVC (L)

FEV1/FVC (L)


Weight (kg)

0.035

0.030

0.057

-0.239

-0.402

0.140

Waist Circumference (cm)

-0.007

-0.077

0.102

-0.399

-0.569**

0.019

Fat Mass (g)

Total

0.028

-0.101

0.164

-0.192

-0.349

0.181

Android

-0.018

-0.187

0.162

-0.155

-0.330

0.163

Gynoid

0.081

-0.028

0.145

0.148

0.090

0.255

Thoracic

-0.014

-0.128

0.119

-0.119

-0.323

0.219

Arms

-0.092

-0.172

0.038

-0.535*

-0.753***

0.046

Legs

0.074

0.096

0.119

-0.097

-0.123

0.076

Lean Mass (g)

Total

0.296

0.461

0.059

-0.255

-0.333

-0.048

Android

-0.165

-0.098

-0.361

-0.229

-0.259

-0.100

Gynoid

0.124

0.244

0.026

-0.063

-0.128

0.050

Thoracic

0.169

0.397

-0.067

-0.186

-0.271

-0.011

Arms

-0.283

-0.137

-0.342

-0.341

-0.501*

0.011

Legs

0.377

0.498

0.143

-0.314

-0.350

-0.130

%Fat

Total

-0.099

-0.270

0.122

0.000

-0.101

0.227

Android

0.051

-0.246

0.333

0.016

-0.191

0.318

Gynoid

0.003

-0.077

0.115

0.171

0.162

0.210

Thoracic

-0.134

-0.368

0.147

0.035

-0.140

0.278

Arms

0.122

-0.002

0.224

-0.481*

-0.651***

0.036

Legs

-0.071

-0.076

0.006

0.061

0.082

0.118


Partial correlations are adjusted for height, age and pack years. FEV1 - Forced expiratory volume in one second; FVC - forced vital capacity. * 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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