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Table 2 Multiple Linear Regression Analyses with Backward Elimination to Identify Markers that Predict Carotid Arterial Wall inflammation in PAD patients

From: Carotid arterial wall inflammation in peripheral artery disease is augmented by type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study

  Standardized coefficient β 95 % confidence interval p-value
Glucose-Corrected TBRmean
 Diabetes 0.357 0.068–1.455 0.033
 BMI 0.320 −0.001–0.169 0.053
 Systolic Blood Pressure 0.312 −0.001–0.033 0.062
Glucose-Corrected TBRmax
 Diabetes 0.382 0.160–2.006 0.023
 BMI 0.311 −0.005–0.221 0.060
 Systolic Blood Pressure 0.285 −0.003–0.042 0.086
Glucose-Corrected TBRmds
 Diabetes 0.368 0.117–2.104 0.030
 BMI 0.304 −0.009–0.234 0.068
 Systolic Blood Pressure 0.285 −0.004–0.045 0.090
  1. Whole Carotid glucose Corrected Target-to-Background ratio (TBRmean), maximum uptake (TBRmax) and Most Diseased Segment (TBRmds) were the response variables. Explanatory factors comprised Cardiovascular risk factors (age, gender, BMI, smoking, systolic blood pressure, TC/HDL-ratio, CRP and diabetes) and the inflammatory marker CRP. Variables were retained in the model when P < 0.10. Data are standardized coefficient (β) with 95 % confidence intervals (CI)