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Table 4 Univariate regression analysis of possible predictors for aortic AIx (AP/PP) normalized for a heart rate of 75/min in all study subjects (n = 122)

From: Increased augmentation index in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Variable Coefficient 95% Confidence Interval p-value
Age, years 0.43 0.27 to 0.59 < 0.001
Male sex, (yes/no) −13.36 −17.96 to −8.76 < 0.001
Height, cm −0.61 −0.80 to −0.42 < 0.001
Weight, kg −0.21 − 0.36 to − 0.06 0.007
BMI, kg/m2 0.19 −0.40 to 0.78 0.532
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, (yes/no) 8.10 3.59 to 12.60 0.001
Mean systolic blood pressure, mmHg 0.124 −0.05 to 0.30 0.168
Mean diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 0.42 0.22 to 0.61 < 0.001
Smoking, (yes/no) 2.78 −3.18 to 8.79 0.357
Pack years of smoking, n 0.41 0.12 to 0.69 0.006
Antihypertensive Drugs, (yes/no) 8.67 0.55 to 16.79 0.037
Antiplatelet Drugs, (yes/no) −5.88 −32.13 to 20.37 0.658
NSAID, (yes/no) 7.03 −0.07 to 14.19 0.052
  1. AIx Augmentation index; BMI Body-Mass-Index; NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs