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Table 3 Pearson correlation between single common cardiovascular risk factors and carotid intima–media thickness in men and women

From: Carotid intima–media thickness and cardiovascular risk factors in healthy volunteers

Risk factor Total (n = 213) Men (n = 106) Women (n = 107)
Age 0.510 (P < 0.001) 0.531 (P < 0.001) 0.489 (P < 0.001)
Smoking status 0.017 (P = 0.806) − 0.050 (P = 0.610) 0.073 (P = 0.455)
Systolic blood pressure 0.318 (P < 0.001) 0.298 (P = 0.002) 0.319 (P = 0.001)
Total cholesterol 0.205 (P = 0.003) 0.279 (P = 0.004) 0.114 (P = 0.242)
LDL-cholesterol 0.154 (P = 0.024) 0.186 (P = 0.056) 0.080 (P = 0.412)
HDL-cholesterol 0.026 (P = 0.709) 0.126 (P = 0.197) 0.050 (P = 0.614)
TC/HDL-cholesterol 0.116 (P = 0.092) 0.098 (P = 0.315) 0.040 (P = 0.682)
Non-HDL-cholesterol 0.182 (P = 0.008) 0.217 (P = 0.026) 0.091 (P = 0.354)
Triglycerides 0.127 (P = 0.065) 0.167 (P = 0.089) -0.030 (P = 0.757)
Height − 0.014 (P = 0.841) − 0.140 (P = 0.152) − 0.124 (P = 0.202)
Weight 0.048 (P = 0.489) − 0.053 (P = 0.592) − 0.926 (P = 0.926)
BMI 0.075 (P = 0.274) 0.024 (P = 0.808) 0.060 (P = 0.539)
Waist circumference 0.148 (P = 0.031) 0.162 (P = 0.096) 0.028 (P = 0.774)
Fasting glucose 0.249 (P < 0.001) 0.287 (P = 0.003) 0.150 (P = 0.124)
  1. LDL low-density lipoprotein, HDL high-density lipoprotein, TC total cholesterol, BMI body mass index