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Table 3 Multivariate regression analysis of common carotid artery intima-media thickness evaluated by radio-frequencies [model 1: R2 = 0.89; model 2: R: 0.88]

From: Correlation between coronary artery disease severity, left ventricular mass index and carotid intima media thickness, assessed by radio-frequency

Model 1 Coefficient of regression ± SE p
Age 0.001 ± 0.001 0.202
Male gender -0.007 ± 0.028 0.813
Diabetes 0.012 ± 0.028 0.655
Dyslipidaemia 0.049 ± 0.025 0.050
Hypertension 0.039 ± 0.03 0.206
Smoking habits 0.006 ± 0.033 0.844
End-diastolic diameter -0.006 ± 0.005 0.190
End-systolic diameter 0.003 ± 0.003 0.249
Interventricular septum -0.003 ± 0.015 0.848
Posterior wall -0.02 ± 0.017 0.244
LV mass index 0.011 ± 0.001 < 0.0001
LV ejection fraction 0.001 ± 0.002 0.432
Number of stenosed coronary arteries 0.173 ± 0.034 < 0.0001
Model 2   
Dyslipidaemia 0.057 ± 0.023 0.017
Number of stenosed coronary arteries 0.01 ± 0.001 0.000
Number of stenosed coronary arteries 0.174 ± 0.028 < 0.0001
  1. S.E.: standard error; LV: left ventricle