Table 2

Multiple regression analysis of factors associated with SBP and DBP for each ethnicity

Systolic blood pressure

Diastolic blood pressure

β

(95% CI)

p-value

β

(95% CI)

p-value


Hindustani

BMI (Kg/m2)

1.27

(0.93, 1.60)

.000

0.79

(0.56, 1.02)

.000

Girls

-10.76

(-13.75, -7.77)

.000

-1.90

(-3.99, 0.19)

.075

Age

0.55

(-0.46, 1.56)

.285

0.73

(0.02, 1.43)

.043

Heart rate

0.27

(0.14, 0.39)

.000

0.17

(0.08, 0.26)

.000

Exercise ≥5–7 days/week

-4.65

(-9.02, -0.28)

.037

-2.98

(-6.03, 0.07)

.056

Creole

BMI (Kg/m2)

1.21

(0.75, 1.66)

.000

0.44

(0.14, 0.73)

.004

Girls

-11.05

(-14.61, -7.50)

.000

-2.34

(-4.67, -0.01)

.049

Age

1.84

(0.46, 3.22)

.009

0.50

(-0.40, 1.41)

.272

Heart rate

0.19

(0.06, 0.32)

.005

0.22

(0.14, 0.31)

.000

Exercise ≥5–7 days/week

-6.06

(-10.76, -1.36)

.012

-2.70

(-5.78, 0.38)

.085

Javanese

BMI (Kg/m2)

1.21

(0.67, 1.75)

.000

1.14

(0.75, 1.52)

.000

Girls

-10.65

(-14.48, -6.82)

.000

-0.72

(-3.43, 2.00)

.602

Age

0.94

(-0.43, 2.30)

.178

-0.02

(-0.99, 0.94)

.961

Heart rate

0.29

(0.15, 0.43)

.000

0.23

(0.13, 0.33)

.000

Exercise ≥5–7 days/week

-6.55

(-12.58, -0.51)

.034

-4.28

(-8.56, -0.01)

.050

Maroon

BMI (Kg/m2)

0.92

(0.09, 1.75)

.030

0.23

(-0.32, 0.79)

.411

Girls

-8.20

(-15.10, -1.29)

.021

-0.71

(-5.32, 3.90)

.760

Age

2.10

(-0.22, 4.43)

.075

1.75

(0.20, 3.30)

.028

Heart rate

0.16

(-0.07, 0.38)

.167

0.21

(0.06, 0.36)

.006

Exercise ≥5–7 days/week

-0.56

(-8.42, 7.29)

.887

0.77

(-4.48, 6.02)

.771

Mixed

BMI (Kg/m2)

1.29

(0.94, 1.63)

.000

0.84

(0.57, 1.12)

.000

Girls

-11.04

(-13.66, -8.43)

.000

-2.11

(-4.25, 0.02)

.052

Age

1.08

(0.13, 2.02)

.025

0.22

(-0.55, 0.99)

.579

Heart rate

0.13

(0.03, 0.23)

.013

0.17

(0.09, 0.26)

.000

Exercise ≥5–7 days/week

0.23

(-3.18, 3.65)

.894

-2.73

(-5.52, 0.06)

.055


BMI, body mass index, CI, confidence intervals

Agyemang et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2009 9:19   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-9-19

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