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Table 2 Results of local stiffness measurements in the common carotid artery, in the LBA subsample (n = 220)

From: Body composition is a strong predictor of local carotid stiffness in Swedish, young adults – the cross sectional Lifestyle, biomarkers, and atherosclerosis study

  Women (n = 164) Men (n = 56)  
Local stiffness variables calculated with carotid blood pressure Mean SD Mean SD P values
Arterial distensibility (kPa− 1) 0.020 0.006 0.017 0.004 < 0.001
Young’s elastic modulus (kPa) 0.077 0.027 0.104 0.037 < 0.001
β Stiffness index 4.22 1.26 5.38 1.68 < 0.001
  1. Notes: Results (mean and SD, standard deviation) are presented for women and men separately. Mean differences between the women and men were analyzed by unpaired Student’s t-test. Level of significance was set at P < 0.05