Table 3

Three multiple linear regression models to identify independent significant factors that explain liver stiffness
Variable Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
B SE P B SE P B SE P
Age, year -.003 .004 .512 -.004 .004 .353 -.004 .004 .366
Male gender -.193 .084 .024 -.194 .083 .020 -.124 .085 .147
BMI, kg/m2 .032 .013 .013 .036 .012 .005 .026 .012 .041
INR .972 .572 .092 .890 .564 .117 1.146 .573 .048
Platelet, x109/L -.003 .001 .002 -.003 .001 .003 -.002 .001 .007
METAVIR
F2 .089 .113 .430 .049 .113 .666 .123 .114 .284
F3 .739 .154 <.001 .670 .155 <.001 .670 .161 <.001
F4 .989 .168 <.001 .954 .165 <.001 .892 .171 <.001
ALT/ULN
≧1<2x .307 .110 .006
≧2<3x .429 .122 .001
≧3 .523 .133 <.001
ActiTest A score .717 .163 <.001
METAVIR A
A1 .189 .100 .061
A2-3 .551 .144 <.001
R2 .661 .662 .651
adjusted R2 .629 .636 .620

Variable references: female gender, METAVIR F1, ALT/ULN <1x, METAVIR A0; ALT, serum alanine aminotransferase; B, coefficient; INR, international normalized ratio of prothrombin time; SE, standard error of coefficient; ULN, upper limit of normal.

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:105   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-105

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