A: Categorical decision tree describing identification of children that are obese or not obese. 76% of the obese children were identified by the predictor variable salivary CRP >219 pg/ml.

<p>Of the lower salivary CRP saliva samples, 13% of the obese children were identified by the predictor variable insulin >128 pg/ml and 11% had insulin ≤128 pg/ml. B: Insulin concentration in fasting saliva supernatant and plasma of 53 adolescent donors. These data were fitted after log transformation to obtain the equation Ln(Plasma) = 0.85*Ln(Saliva) +1.84 with r<sup>2</sup> = 0.67. Based on this approximation, the predictor variable of 128 pg/ml saliva insulin would be approximately 67 pmoles/L of plasma insulin (or 11 µU/ml using the conversion factor 1µU/ml = 6.00 pmol/L).</p>