Table 2

Correlation between body composition and anxiety/depressive symptoms in overweight and obese individuals with metabolic syndrome
Parameters HADS-Anxiety HADS-Depression BDI
r p r p r p
BMI (kg/m2) −0.15 0.27 0.01 0.94 −0.12 0.38
Waist circumference (cm) −0.29 0.038 −0.06 0.67 −0.22 0.12
Waist-to-hip ratio −0.17 0.24 −0.12 0.40 −0.17 0.23
Total fat (%) 0.30 0.039 0.34 0.019 0.22 0.13
Android fat (%) 0.15 0.32 0.25 0.087 0.18 0.22
Gynoid fat (%) 0.26 0.083 0.32 0.029 0.21 0.16
Trunk fat (%) 0.26 0.078 0.32 0.031 0.24 0.11
FMR −0.27 0.068 −0.27 0.065 −0.11 0.45
Total lean mass (g) −0.57 <0.0001 −0.42 0.004 −0.44 0.027
Gynoid lean mass (g) −0.50 <0.0001 −0.33 0.024 −0.34 0.22
Android lean mass (g) −0.47 <0.0001 −0.37 0.010 −0.44 0.026

BMI = Body Mass Index; g = grams; FMR = Fat Mass ratio; HADS = Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale; BDI = Beck Depression Inventory.

Guedes et al.

Guedes et al. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 2013 5:82   doi:10.1186/1758-5996-5-82

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