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Table 4 Associations between intimal (and media) thickness and subjects’ characteristics

From: The more critical murderer of atherosclerosis than lipid metabolism: chronic stress

Characteristics Intimal thickness Media thickness
Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient coefficient Multiple linear regression Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient Multiple linear regression
ρa p-value βb p-value VIF ρa p-value βb p-value VIF
Sex 0.077 0.653 −0.012 0.927 1.145 0.026 0.877 −0.039 0.089 1.145
Condition 0.658 < 0.001* 0.632 < 0.001* 4.355 0.747 < 0.001* 0.083 0.004* 4.355
AST 0.242 0.149 −0.011 0.127 1.685 0.436 0.007* 0.001 0.781 1.685
LDLC 0.488 0.002* − 0.040 0.288 29.772 0.552 < 0.001* − 0.002 0.778 29.772
TC 0.498 0.002* 0.011 0.510 24.568 0.446 0.006* − 0.001 0.788 24.568
TG 0.080 0.640 0.238 0.127 1.683 0.243 0.147 0.069 0.013* 1.683
  1. Condition: normal; High fat diet; High fat diet plus chronic stress
  2. AST glutamic oxalacetic transaminase, LDLC Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol, TC total cholesterol, TG triglyceride, VIF variance inflation factor
  3. aSpearman’s rank correlation coefficient between intimal (and media) thickness and each variable; ρ: Spearman’s correlation coefficient
  4. bMultiple linear regression analysis, β: parameter estimate;
  5. *Significant variables