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Table 5 Multivariate linear 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
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, (yes/no) 3.85 0.41 to 7.29 0.029
Height, cm −0.43 − 0.64 to − 0.23 < 0.001
Male sex, (yes/no) −8.00 −12.48 to −3.52 0.001
Age, years 0.32 0.18 to 0.46 < 0.001
Pack years of smoking, n 0.26 0.05 to 0.47 0.015
Mean diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 0.16 0.01 to 0.31 0.042
Antihypertensive drugs, (yes/no) 3.75 −1.82 to 9.33 0.185
NSAID, (yes/no) 1.00 −3.99 to 5.99 0.692
  1. AIx Augmentation index; NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs