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Table 2 Multivariate linear regression analysis: the association between various parameters with aortic distensibility in the study population.

From: Metabolic syndrome is not associated with reduction in aortic distensibility in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus

  B SE (B) beta p Adjusted R2
Independent variables
Model 1
Age (1 year) -0.004 0.002 -0.17 0.02  
Sex (male vs. female) 0.046 0.026 0.12 0.08  
Duration of diabetes (1 year) -0.009 0.002 -0.36 <0.001  
History of hypertension (yes vs. no) -0.080 0.027 -0.20 0.004 0.34
Model 2
MetS status (yes vs. no) -0.010 0.036 -0.019 0.78 0.33
Model 3
Sum of the components of the MetS -0.015 0.013 -0.084 0.24 0.34
Model 4
High waist (yes vs. no) -0.036 0.029 -0.09 0.21 0.33
Model 5
Low HDL cholesterol (yes vs. no) -0.026 0.027 -0.09 0.33 0.33
Model 6
High triglycerides (yes vs. no) -0.017 0.029 -0.04 0.55 0.33
Model 7
High blood pressure (yes vs. no) -0.065 0.036 -0.13 0.07 0.34
  1. Parentheses show the units of increment or the categories of the independent variables.
  2. B: unstandardized regression coefficient; SE: standard error; beta: standardized regression coefficient; MetS: metabolic syndrome; HDL: high density lipoprotein. All models were adjusted in addition for glomerular filtration rate.