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Table 2 Age-adjusted correlations between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and various parameters (n = 697).

From: Increased arterial stiffness in healthy subjects with high-normal glucose levels and in subjects with pre-diabetes

  Pulse Wave Velocity  
  R p -value
FPG1 (mg/dL) 0.278 <0.01
BMI2 (kg/m2) 0.089 <0.05
SBP3 (mmHg) 0.502 <0.01
DBP4 (mmHg) 0.472 <0.01
RHR5(beats/min) 0.169 <0.01
hs-CRP6(mg/dL) 0.167 <0.01
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) -0.146 <0.01
Non-HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.111 <0.01
Current smoking 0.005 NS7
Alcohol ingestion -0.005 NS7
Exercise 0.015 NS7
  1. Coefficients (r) and p-values are calculated using the age-adjusted Pearson's correlation model.
  2. 1fasting plasma glucose; 2body mass index; 3systolic blood pressure; 4diastolic blood pressure; 5resting heart rate; 6 high sensitivity C-reactive protein, logarithmically transformed values; 7NS, not significant