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Table 2 Stepwise multiregression analysis for measures of arterial distensibility with BMI and BP SDS

From: Intima-media thickness and arterial function in obese and non-obese children

  AC SDS R2 = 0.43 Ep SDS R2 = 0.3 β SDS R2 = 0.35 PWV β SDS R2 = 0.18
Beta ± SE β P Beta ± SE β P Beta ± SE β P Beta ± SE β P
Constant 0.54 ± 0.12   .005 −0.37 ± 0.16   .02 0.19 ± 0.14   .2 −0.3 ± 0.16   .05
BMI SDS     0.18 ± 0.07 0.23 .013 0.16 ± 0.07 0.21 .019 0.17 ± 0.07 0.22 .025
Systolic BP SDS −0.64 ± 0.08 −0.68 <.001 0.52 ± 0.1 0.54 <.001 0.38 ± 0.09 0.41 <.001 0.32 ± 0.09 0.35 <.001
Diastolic BP SDS 0.48 ± 0.08 0.5 <.001 −0.37 ± 0.1 −0.38 .001 −0.58 ± 0.9 −0.61 <.001    
  1. BMI indicates Body Mass Index, BP Blood Pressure. All measures are expressed as Standard Deviation Scores