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Table 4 Univariate and multivariate analyses of arterial stiffness index and exercise-induced changes

From: Resting and exercise arterial dysfunction in anthracycline-treated adult survivors of childhood cancers

  Baseline stiffness index Percentage increased in stiffness index during exercise
r p β p r p β p
Age at study 0.08 0.31 0.22 0.003 0.24 0.002 0.15 0.07
Gender −0.27 0.001 − 0.18 0.021 0.02 0.80 −0.01 0.95
At rest
 SBP 0.29 < 0.001 0.59 < 0.001 −0.08 0.31 −0.06 0.47
 DBP −0.07 0.36 −0.53 < 0.001 0.12 0.14 0.09 0.27
 cSBP 0.02 0.81 −0.09 0.29 0.07 0.36 0.03 0.67
 Adjusted rAI −0.15 0.06 0.07 0.42 0.21 0.009 0.10 0.22
 Carotid IMT 0.02 0.78 0.08 0.29 0.32 < 0.001 0.32 < 0.001
At submaximal exercise
 SBP 0.25 0.002 0.13 0.14 0.01 0.89 0.02 0.77
 DBP −0.01 0.93 −0.03 0.71 −0.03 0.74 −0.08 0.29
  1. Abbreviations as in Table 1 and Table 2
  2. All of the parameters were entered into the multivariate analysis. The correlation coefficient r for univariate analysis and β coefficient for multivariate analysis are presented