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Table 2 Correlation between lung function and anthropometric parameters, overall and separately for men and women

From: Adiposity markers and lung function in smokers: a cross-sectional study in a Mediterranean population

Variables Weight Height BMI Waist circumference Waist-to-height ratio
FVC % Predicted
 All −0.315** −0.203** −0.243** −0.261** −0.196**
 Women −0.241** −0.079 −0.215** −0.159 −0.184
 Men −0.203** 0.024 −0.236** −0.267** −0.261**
FEV1 % Predicted
 All −0.238** −0.201** −0.153** −0.209** −0.132
 Women −0.151* −0.089 −0.115 −0.087 −0.087
 Men −0.134 −0.001 −0.148 −0.226** −0.218**
FEV1/FVC ratio
 All 0.030 −0.137** 0.122 0.011 0.074
 Women 0.121 −0.073 0.163 0.127 0.173
 Men 0.120 −0.001 0.131 0.001 −0.018
  1. Values represent the correlation coefficients. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.001
  2. BMI, body mass index, FVC forced vital capacity, FEV1 maximum expiratory volume in the first second of a forced exhalation