Table 2

Correlations between measures of adiposity and measures of airways resistance

nPearson's rp Value
(A) Measures of adiposity vs seated R5 (total airways resistance)
Weight (kg)70+0.130.28
BMI70+0.330.005*
DXA total fat (kg)54+0.150.28
DXA trunk fat (kg)54+0.090.51
DXA visceral adipose tissue mass (kg)21–0.110.62
(B) Measures of adiposity vs seated R20 (large airways resistance)
Weight (kg)70–0.010.99
BMI70+0.180.13
DXA total fat (kg)54–0.010.31
DXA trunk fat (kg)54–0.070.48
DXA visceral adipose tissue mass (kg)21–0.360.11
(C) Measures of adiposity vs seated R5–R20 (small airways resistance)
Weight (kg)69+0.220.07
BMI69+0.320.003*
DXA total fat (kg)54+0.270.048*
DXA trunk fat (kg)54+0.240.08
DXA visceral adipose tissue mass (kg)20–0.170.49
(D) Measures of adiposity vs supine R5 (total airways resistance)
Weight (kg)69+0.240.05
BMI69+0.300.01*
DXA total fat (kg)53+0.090.50
DXA trunk fat (kg)53+0.110.43
DXA visceral adipose tissue mass (kg)21+0.360.11
(E) Measures of adiposity vs supine R20 (large airways resistance)
Weight (kg)69+0.130.30
BMI69+0.230.06
DXA total fat (kg)53+0.020.92
DXA trunk fat (kg)53+0.030.98
DXA visceral adipose tissue mass (kg)21+0.100.67
(F) Measures of adiposity vs supine R5–R20 (small airways resistance) 
Weight (kg)69±0.220.07
BMI69±0.360.03*
DXA total fat (kg)53+0.120.39
DXA trunk fat (kg)53+0.160.27
DXA visceral adipose tissue mass (kg)21+0.460.04*
  • R5, overall airways resistance; R20, large airways resistance; R5–R20, small airways resistance; BMI, body mass index; DXA, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.