Table 4

The three-way interactions between sex, VE and FMD on carotid IMT and between sex, VE and CAC on carotid IMT

R2*

R2 change**

p

N


FMD responses

FMD x VE x sex1

0.130

0.001

0.138

1602

#FMD x VE x sex1

0.177

0.003

0.070

985

CAC responses

CAC x VE x sex1

0.113

0.004

0.005

1715

#CAC x VE x sex1

0.159

0.006

0.006

1076


Note. VE = vital exhaustion, FMD = flow-mediated dilatation (%), CAC = carotid artery compliance (%/10 mmHg).

1 The main effects were included in each analysis, but they are not presented in the table.

*Calculated for the whole model.

**Refers to the interaction term.

#Additionally adjusted for cardiovascular risk factors: LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Chumaeva et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2010 10:34   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-10-34

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