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Table 3 Correlations of IMT in each segment with clinical characteristics and BMD

From: Low bone mineral density is related to atherosclerosis in postmenopausal Moroccan women

Clinical variables CA IMT FA IMT
Age (years) 0.227 * 0.309 *
Menopause age (years) -0.081 0.005
Body mass index (kg/m2) 0.087 0.042
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 0.038 -0.195
Triglyceride (g/l) -0.077 -0.015
High-density lipoprotein (g/l) 0.053 0.235
Low-density lipoprotein (g/l) 0.003 0.275
Physical activity score 0.024 -0.094
Lumbar spine BMD (g/cm2) -0.131 0.071
Femoral total BMD (g/cm2) -0.330 * -0.054
Femoral neck BMD (g/cm2) -0.237 * 0.041
Ward triangle BMD (g/cm2) -0.301 * -0.078
Trochanter BMD (g/cm2) -0.280 * -0.110
  1. Values indicate bivariate correlation coefficients (Pearson's rho) obtained from 72 healthy Moroccan women. CA: carotid artery, IMT: intima-media thickness, FA: Femoral artery.
  2. * p < 0.05
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