Table 2

The estimated coefficients, standard errors, and significance levels of repeated measurements of systolic blood pressure and LDL-C levels for the carotid IMT magnitude using traditional multiple linear regression model in the study participants
Covariates Unit Estimate Standard error P
Intercept −1.76 0.58 0.003
Age +1 yr 0.086 0.004 <.0001
Gender Men vs. women 0.56 0.13 <.0001
Body mass index +1 kg/m2 −0.018 0.015 0.23
Smoking status Yes vs. no 0.316 0.135 0.019
1st HDL cholesterol +1 mg/dL −0.004 0.004 0.28
1st fasting glucose +1 mg/dL 0.002 0.002 0.18
1st Systolic BP +1 mmHg 0.009 0.003 0.007
2nd Systolic BP +1 mmHg 0.017 0.003 <.0001
3rd Systolic BP +1 mmHg 0.005 0.003 0.16
1st LDL cholesterol +1 mg/dL 0.001 0.001 0.39
2nd LDL cholesterol +1 mg/dL 0.001 0.001 0.37
3rd LDL cholesterol +1 mg/dL 0.003 0.002 0.07

Abbreviations: BP: blood pressure, LDL: low density lipoprotein.

Chien et al.

Chien et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:66   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-66

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