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Table 3 Correlation of anthropometric and cephalometric parameters with AHI

From: Gender-specific cephalometric features related to obesity in sleep apnea patients: trilogy of soft palate-mandible-hyoid bone

ParametersAll subjectsMaleFemale
Anthropometry
 BMI0.356**0.368**0.240
 NC0.361**0.387**0.103
 WHR0.428**0.384**0.397**
Cephalometry
 ANB0.0790.0420.384*
 SPL0.284**0.267**0.141
 SPT0.234**0.1500.386**
 RPS− 0.048− 0.053− 0.208
 RLS0.137*0.108− 0.024
 MPH0.339**0.292**0.253
  1. *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01. Numbers are Pearson’s correlation coefficient (r values). AHI apnea-hypopnea index, BMI body mass index, NC neck circumference, WHR waist-hip ratio, ANB angle from A point to nasion to B point, SPL soft palate length, SPT soft palate thickness, RPS retropalatal space, RLS retrolingual space, MPH mandibular plane to hyoid