Table 5

Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis for determinants of circulating plasma DPP4 levels

Predictor variablesBeta coefficient (95% CI)p value
Presence of diabetes7.1 (5.0 to 9.2)0.001
Fasting serum insulin0.23 (0.09 to 0.37)0.04
Triceps skinfold thickness0.25 (0.11 to 0.42)0.02
Total intra-abdominal fat volume (cm3)0.40 (0.20 to 0.63)0.001
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol0.80 (0.14 to 0.92)0.04
  • Adjusted r2 value: 0.57, p<0.05: statistically significant.

  • DDP4, plasma dipeptidyl peptidase-4.