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Table 2 Correlations of total Agatston and total volume scores with risk factors and carotid ultrasound findings in FDRs

From: Coronary artery calcium findings in asymptomatic subjects with family history of premature coronary artery disease

  Total Agatston Total Volume
  rho* p rho* p
n = 57     
Age 0.425 0.001 0.421 0.001
Diastolic BP 0.267 0.045 0.267 0.045
Framingham risk score 0.279 0.036 0.280 0.035
fasting Glucose 0.298 0.017 0.283 0.024
Total Cholesterol/HDL-C 0.256 0.041 0.259 0.039
Ultrasound indexes     
AvgIMT 0.398 0.002 0.402 0.002
TPArea 0.458 0.000 0.460 0.000
AvgTThick 0.520 0.000 0.525 0.000
TArea 0.495 0.000 0.498 0.000
Plaque No 0.480 0.000 0.478 0.000
  1. * rho - correlation coefficient (strength of correlation ranges form 0 to 1; 0 = no correlation); statistically significant p < 0.05; highly significant p < 0.005 (2-tailed). Note: Spearman's test measures the strength of correlations between calcium scores (in the heading) and other risk factors (listed in the first column) in the FDRs cohort; Carotid Ultrasound Indexes: AvgIMT = average intima-media thickness; TPArea = total plaque area; AvgTThick = average total thickness; TArea = total area; PlaqueNo = number of plaques.