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Table 2 Pearson’s correlation coefficients of FT3, FT4 and TSH with clinical features and hepatic steatosis

From: Independent associations of thyroid-related hormones with hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance in euthyroid overweight/obese Chinese adults

Variables FT3 FT4 TSH
r p-value r p-value r p-value
Age (years) −0.271 0.011* −0.147 0.171 −0.199 0.063
SBP (mmHg) 0.247 0.021* 0.258 0.016* 0.027 0.806
DBP (mmHg) −0.022 0.841 0.121 0.266 0.095 0.382
WC (cm) 0.487  < 0.001* 0.315 0.003* 0.007 0.946
BMI (kg/m2) 0.5  < 0.001* 0.289 0.006* −0.008 0.938
WHtR 0.405  < 0.001* 0.228 0.035* 0.003 0.979
FPG (mmol/L) −0.04 0.712 −0.157 0.145 −0.239 0.025*
Fins(pmol/L) 0.376  < 0.001* −0.002 0.984 0.069 0.526
HOMA−IR 0.366  < 0.001* −0.034 0.757 −0.021 0.849
TC (mmol/L) −0.039 0.722 −0.056 0.611 −0.121 0.273
TG (mmol/L) 0.218 0.047* 0.173 0.116 0.014 0.900
HDL-c (mmol/L) −0.15 0.173 −0.052 0.641 0.132 0.232
LDL-c (mmol/L) −0.019 0.865 −0.066 0.553 −0.109 0.325
TSH (mIU/L) −0.081 0.454 −0.158 0.142
FLI score 0.492  < 0.001* 0.322 0.003* −0.03 0.785
CAP (dB/m) 0.278 0.009* 0.072 0.504 0.037 0.731
  1. SBP systolic pressure, DBP diastolic pressure, WC waist circumference, BMI body mass index, WHtR Waist-To-Height Ratio, FPG fasting plasma glucose, Fins Fasting Insulin, HOMA-IR homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance, TC total cholesterol, TG triglycerides, HDL-c high density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-c low density lipoprotein cholesterol, TSH thyroid stimulating hormone, FLI Fatty Liver Index, CAP controlled attenuation parameter, FT3 free triodothyronine, FT4 free thyroxine, TSH thyroid stimulating hormone
  2. *p < 0.05