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Table 4 Multivariate stepwise linear regression analysis of age, height, body weight, waist circumference, body fat mass, and triglyceride: correlation to logarithm of fasting serum N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide levels among 84 elderly persons

From: N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide level inversely associates with metabolic syndrome in elderly persons

Items Beta R square R square change P value
Age (year) 0.242 0.114 0.114 0.011*
Triglyceride (mg/dl) -0.392 0.232 0.118 < 0.001*
Body fat mass (%) -0.398 0.316 0.084 < 0.001*
Height (cm) -0.362 0.417 0.101 < 0.001*
  1. *P <0.05 was considered statistically significant after multivariate stepwise linear regression analyses.