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Table 2 Correlation between spirometric parameters and abdominal adipose tissue (total, subcutaneous and visceral) measurements of the 80 studied pre-menopausal females

From: The impact of abdominal adiposity measured by sonography on the pulmonary function of pre-menopausal females

Variable Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Visceral Adipose Tissue Total Abdominal Adipose Tissue
r p r p r p
%FVC −0.26 0.01 −0.20 0.06 −0.27 0.01
%FEV1 −0.24 0.02 −0.17 NS −0.24 0.03
FEV1/FVC 0.15 NS 0.01 NS 0.09 NS
%IC 0.21 0.058 0.09 NS 0.18 NS
%ERV −0.56 <0.001 −0.36 0.001 −0.54 <0.001
  1. %FVC, percent predictive Forced Vital Capacity, %FEV 1 , percent predictive Forced Expiratory Volume in first second, %IC, percent predictive Inspiratory Capacity, %ERV, percent predictive Expiratory Reserve Volume, NS, non-significant, r, Pearson’s correlation coefficient