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Table 2—

Stepwise multiple regression to quantify the independent contribution of adiponectin, viseral adipose tissue, and leptin to insulin sensitivity

Dependent variableStepIndependent variablePR2
Insulin sensitivity Tanner stage <0.001  
  Sex 0.320  
  Race 0.233 0.21 
     
 Tanner stage <0.001  
  Sex 0.045  
  Race 0.744  
  Adiponectin <0.001 0.48 
     
 Tanner stage <0.001  
  Sex 0.037  
  Race 0.255  
  Adiponectin <0.001  
  VAT <0.001 0.60 
     
 Tanner stage <0.001  
  Sex 0.896  
  Race 0.686  
  Adiponectin <0.001  
  VAT 0.125  
  Leptin <0.001 0.64 
Dependent variableStepIndependent variablePR2
Insulin sensitivity Tanner stage <0.001  
  Sex 0.320  
  Race 0.233 0.21 
     
 Tanner stage <0.001  
  Sex 0.045  
  Race 0.744  
  Adiponectin <0.001 0.48 
     
 Tanner stage <0.001  
  Sex 0.037  
  Race 0.255  
  Adiponectin <0.001  
  VAT <0.001 0.60 
     
 Tanner stage <0.001  
  Sex 0.896  
  Race 0.686  
  Adiponectin <0.001  
  VAT 0.125  
  Leptin <0.001 0.64 

Insulin sensitivity, adiponectin, viseral adipose tissue, and leptin were log transformed to normalize their distribution. VAT, viseral adipose tissue.

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