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Logo of nihpaAbout Author manuscriptsSubmit a manuscriptHHS Public Access; Author Manuscript; Accepted for publication in peer reviewed journal;
Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2012 May 1.
Published in final edited form as:
Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2011 May; 21(5): 332–338.
Published online 2010 February 13. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2009.10.010

Table 3

Gender-stratified regression models for the association between pericardial fat and carotid stiffness, after adjustments for demographics, behavioral factors, BP, metabolic factors, medications, BMI, and waist circumference


Young’s Modulus
  Pericardial fat38.3±13.90.00650.2±18.50.007
  Waist circumference9.9±31.90.76−6.2±20.40.76
Distensibility Coefficient
  Pericardial fat−0.00005±0.000020.020.00003±0.000030.29
  Waist circumference−0.00001±0.000050.77−0.00004±0.000030.14

Table values are regression coefficient ± SE reported per 1 SD unit increment in fat measure. The population SD was used as follows: pericardial fat, 41.91 cm3; BMI, 5.35 kg/m2; and waist circumference, 14.23 cm.