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Table 3 Multivariate linear stepwise regression analysis of Waist circumference, visceral fat, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and total cardiovascular risk respectively according to the alleged risk factors

From: Bioelectrical impedance outperforms waist circumference for predicting cardiometabolic risk in Congolese hypertensive subjects: a cross-sectional study

  β coefficient Standard error Partial r p
WC (cm)
BMI (Kg/m2) 1.44 0.09 0.59 <0.0001
VF (0/30) 0.94 0.13 0.33 <0.0001
not included in the model (a)     
VF (0/30)
Age (years) 0.07 0.009 0.36 <0.0001
Gender F(1) / M (2) 3.14 0.25 0.52 <0.0001
BMI (Kg/m2) 0.46 0.03 0.54 <0.0001
WC (cm) 0.05 0.01 0.20 <0.0001
SBP (mmHg)
Age (years) 0.66 0.09 0.32 <0.0001
VF (/30) 0.75 0.29 0.12 0.01
Not included in the model (b)     
DBP (mmHg)
Gender F (1) / M (2) 3.62 1.54 0.11 0.01
VF (/30) 0.61 0.18 0.16 0.001
Not included in the model (c)     
Total cardiovascular risk (Framingham score)
Age (years) 0.57 0.02 0.75 <0.0001
VF (/30) 0.24 0.07 0.15 0.002
Not included in the model (d)     
  1. (a) Age, gender; (b) BMI, gender, WC, total cholesterol; (c) Age, WC, BMI, total cholesterol (d) WC, BMI.