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Table 2 Partial correlations between graded exercise test measured cardiorespiratory fitness, demographic, cardiometabolic and anthropometric variables

From: The association between cardiorespiratory fitness, liver fat and insulin resistance in adults with or without type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional analysis

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
CRF (1)                   
LF% (2) −.271*                  
HOMA-IR (3) .411** −0.225                 
T2D (4) −0.173 0.233 −0.156                
MAFLD (5) −0.184 .734** −0.183 0.103               
BMI (6) −.527** .403** −.527** 0.106 .387**              
WC (7) −.490** .547** −.466** .370** .475** .790**             
AST (8) −0.199 .423** −0.168 0.163 .311** .268* .366**            
ALT (9) −0.231 .578** −0.191 .256* .391** .339** .466** .900**           
TG (10) −0.093 .364** −0.085 0.23 0.183 0.004 0.079 .372** .338**          
TC (11) 0.121 −0.078 0.132 −.492** −0.032 − 0.181 −.293* 0.042 − 0.03 0.172         
HDL (12) 0.079 −0.082 0.114 −.357** −0.122 − 0.065 −0.229 − 0.175 −.237* −0.216 .518**        
LDL (13) 0.145 −0.162 −.433** −.555** −0.103 − 0.17 −.292* −0.018 − 0.082 0.055 .945** .417**       
FFA (14) −.283* .375** −0.197 .317** .380** 0.151 .286* .357** .351** .379** 0.048 0.019 −0.068      
CRP (15) −.344** 0.16 −.339** 0.015 0.195 .406** .310** .250* .246* 0.055 −0.11 −0.074 −0.133 − 0.002     
Glucose (16) −.259* .268* −.249* .631** 0.159 0.108 .361** 0.161 0.232 .515** −.245* −0.185 −.416** .400** 0.078    
Insulin (17) −.403** .435** .835** .835** .411** .524** .534** −0.008 0.214 0.242 −0.158 − 0.09 −0.263 0.177 0.18 0.177   
SBP (18) −.292* 0.168 −.281* −0.021 .332** .272* .395** .278* .287* 0.038 0.056 −0.103 0.023 0.233 −0.014 .238* 0.212  
DBP (19) −0.133 0.198 −0.118 −0.114 .257* 0.226 .247* −0.102 −0.087 0.052 0.151 .293* 0.031 0.067 0.017 .244* 0.2 .618**
  1. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01
  2. Data presented as correlation coefficient (r). CRF cardiorespiratory fitness, LF% liver fat percentage, T2D type 2 diabetes, MAFLD metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease, BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALT alanine aminotransferase, TG triglycerides, TC Total Cholesterol HDL high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, FFA free fatty acids, CRP high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure