Table 5

Partial correlation coefficients§ of maternal and cord plasma OxLDL concentration and OxLDL to total LDL ratio with cord plasma metabolic health biomarkers in singleton term newborns of mothers without gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia (n=213)

Maternal plasmaCord plasma
Cord plasmaOxLDLOxLDL:LDLOxLDLOxLDL:LDL
Glucose:insulin ratio0.080.060.27‡0.27‡
Proinsulin:insulin ratio0.110.120.20†0.22†
Leptin−0.04−0.03−0.10−0.11
Adiponectin−0.15−0.14−0.020.02
  • Correlation coefficients in bold, P<0.05.

  • *P<0.05.

  • †P<0.01.

  • ‡P<0.001.

  • §Pearson partial correlation coefficients adjusting for gestational age at maternal and cord blood sampling; data were log-transformed for all biomarkers with skewed crude data distribution in the analyses.

  • LDL, low-density lipoprotein; OxLDL, oxidized low-density lipoprotein.