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Table 2 Statistically significant Pearson’s correlation coefficients (p value< 0.05) of carotid ultrasound parameters, the arterial stiffness index (ASI) and Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), with study parameters in community-dwelling individuals

From: Value of the arterial stiffness index and ankle brachial index in subclinical atherosclerosis screening in healthy community-dwelling individuals

Variable cIMT cPS ASI ABI
r p r p r p r p
cIMT 1 0.53 < 0.001 0.20 0.002 ns ns
cPS 0.53 < 0.001 1 0.16 0.014 −0.17 0.008
ASI 0.20 0.002 0.16 0.014 1 ns ns
ABI ns ns −0.17 0.008 ns ns 1
Age 0.59 < 0.001 0.52 < 0.001 0.22 0.001 ns ns
BC 0.18 0.007 ns ns ns ns ns ns
BMI 0.22 0.001 ns ns ns ns ns ns
BMR 0.19 0.005 ns ns ns ns ns ns
WC 0.35 < 0.001 0.20 0.002 ns ns ns ns
BF ns ns ns ns ns ns −0.13 0.049
Stressed 0.19 0.005 ns ns ns ns ns ns
SBP 0.37 < 0.001 0.31 < 0.001 0.48 < 0.001 ns ns
DBP 0.18 0.008 ns ns 0.30 < 0.001 0.14 0.038
Pulse −0.22 0.001 −0.14 0.035 − 0.20 0.002 − 0.14 0.040
URCA ns ns ns ns ns ns ns ns
BUN ns ns ns ns ns ns ns ns
CRP 0.23 < 0.001 ns ns ns ns ns ns
Mean flow −0.23 < 0.001 −0.22 0.001 ns ns ns ns
Mean RI 0.26 < 0.001 0.28 < 0.001 0.25 < 00.1 −0.14 0.034
ECA DIA 0.16 0.017 0.13 0.047 0.13 0.043 ns ns
ICA DIA 0.39 < 0.001 0.14 0.040 ns ns ns ns
CCA DIA 0.4 < 0.001 0.32 < 0.001 0.21 0.001 ns ns
VA DIA ns ns ns ns ns ns 0.14 0.039
  1. cIMT carotid intima media thickness, cPS carotid plaque score, ABI ankle brachial index, RI resistance index, ECA external carotid artery, ICA internal carotid artery, CCA common carotid artery; VA vertebral artery, DIA diameter, WC waist circumference, BC bottom circumference, BMI body-mass index, BMR basal metabolic rate, BF body fat, Stressed having high stress, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, FBS fasting blood sugar, URCA uric acid level, BUN blood urea nitrogen, CRP C-reactive protein, ns not significant, p p value, r Pearson correlation coefficient