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Table 6 Determinants of left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertensive patients

From: Assessment of left ventricular geometrical patterns and function among hypertensive patients at a tertiary hospital, Northern Tanzania

Variables
   B S.E. Wald Df p-value Exp(B) 95.0% C.I.for EXP(B)
         Lower Upper
Step 1a HTN duration 0.209 0.035 35.435 1 0 1.233 1.151 1.321
  Constant −1.138 0.22 26.752 1 0 0.321   
Step 2b SBP 0.032 0.009 13.841 1 0 1.032 1.015 1.05
  HTN duration 0.22 0.036 37.238 1 0 1.246 1.161 1.338
  Constant −6.363 1.441 19.492 1 0 0.002   
Step 3c SBP 0.033 0.009 13.151 1 0 1.033 1.015 1.052
  HTN duration 0.227 0.037 37.031 1 0 1.255 1.166 1.35
  BMI 0.112 0.032 12.476 1 0 1.118 1.051 1.19
  Constant −9.669 1.843 27.514 1 0 0   
Step 4d Age 0.049 0.017 8.06 1 0.005 1.05 1.015 1.086
  SBP 0.032 0.009 11.48 1 0.001 1.032 1.014 1.052
  HTN duration 0.202 0.037 29.632 1 0 1.224 1.138 1.316
  BMI 0.147 0.036 17.129 1 0 1.159 1.081 1.242
  Constant −13.343 2.453 29.582 1 0 0   
  1. HTN duration=duration of hypertension, SBP=systolic blood pressure, DBP=diastolic blood pressure, BMI=body mass index.
  2. a. Variable(s) entered on step 1: duration of Hypertension.
  3. b. Variable(s) entered on step 2: Systolic blood pressure.
  4. c. Variable(s) entered on step 3: Body mass Index.
  5. d. Variable(s) entered on step 4: age.