Table 4

Correlations among risk factors by Pearson correlation (two-tailed) (n=12 608)

ParametersSystolic BPDiastolic BPFPGPPPGSerum
total cholesterol
Serum HDLBMI
Systolic BP10.715*0.149*0.136*0.086*−0.0110.190*
Diastolic BP0.715*10.119*0.107*0.114*−0.0110.216*
FPG0.149*0.119*10.821*0.095*−0.054*0.099*
PPPG0.136*0.107*0.821*10.092*−0.042*0.117*
Serum total cholesterol0.086*0.114*0.095*0.092*10.0000.063*
Serum HDL cholesterol−0.011−0.011−0.054*−0.042*0.0001−0.068*
BMI0.190*0.216*0.099*0.117*0.063*−0.068*1
  • *Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (two-tailed).

  • BMI, body mass index; BP, blood pressure; FPG, fasting plasma glucose; HDL, high density lipoprotein; PPPG, post-prandial plasma glucose.