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Table 6 Linear regression model for prediction of blood pressure among the students (sexes combined)

From: Hypertension prevalence and influence of basal metabolic rate on blood pressure among adult students in Bangladesh

Parameters Coefficient (B) R-square t-value p-value
Systolic blood pressure (SBP)   0.410   
 Constant 52.832   2.339 <0.05
 Sexa −0.178   −0.087 0.930
 Age (years) 0.663   0.580 0.563
 BMI −0.968   −2.571 0.011
 Smoking statusb −4.978   −1.415 0.159
 Urbanizationc −1.037   −0.547 0.585
 BMR (KJ/day) 0.012   8.424 <0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (DBP)   0.380   
 Constant 44.386   3.460 <0.01
 Sexa −0.649   −0.559 0.577
 Age (years) 0.112   0.172 0.863
 BMI −0.369   −1.727 0.086
 Smoking statusb −1.559   −0.780 0.436
 Urbanizationc −1.135   −1.054 0.293
 BMR (KJ/day) 0.006   7.528 <0.001
  1. aSex (0 = female; 1 = male)
  2. bSmoking status (0 = no; 1 = yes)
  3. cUrbanization (0 = village; 1 = town)