Table 3 Correlation between measures of obesity, serum magnesium and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels in 10–13 year-old boys and girls
WeightBody mass indexWaist circumferenceBody fat percentageMagnesiumhsCRP
Boys (n = 248)
Weight0.719**0.835**0.379**–0.0180.084
Body mass index0.673**0.344**–0.0590.170*
Waist circumference0.372**–0.0120.188*
Body-fat percentage–0.0930.132*
Magnesium–0.711**
hsCRP
Girls (n = 240)
Weight0.894**0.884**0.334**–0.0200.103
Body mass index0.905**0.444**–0.0700.145*
Waist circumference0.453**–0.0810.160*
Body-fat percentage–0.0200.161*
Magnesium–0.689**
hsCRP
  • *p<0.05; **p<0.001