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Table 3 Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) at baseline and its changes with baPWV at baseline as covariate according to MetS status and the number of MetS components

From: Metabolic syndrome is associated with change in subclinical arterial stiffness - A community-based Taichung Community Health Study

   baPWV at baseline 3-year changes of baPWV
Variable at baseline n Mean ± SD Adjusted mean
± SE
p value Trend test
p value
MetS       0.001 -
   No 950 1518.5 ± 373.6 -9.5 ± 7.4   
   Yes 568 1780.1 ± 396.6 31.1 ± 9.7   
Number of MetS components    < 0.001 < 0.001
0 221 1342.2 ± 203.0 -37.2 ± 15.7   
1 354 1499.6 ± 380.6 -16.2 ± 12.1   
2 375 1640.3 ± 399.5 10.8 ± 11.6   
≥ 3 568 1780.1 ± 396.6 32.6 ± 9.8   
  1. MetS, metabolic syndrome; SD, standard deviation; SE, standard error.
  2. All values were calculated by analysis of covariance with baPWV at baseline as covariate.