Table 4.

Multivariate linear regression analysis: variables independently associated with the aortic calcification score on CT (logarithmic normalized)

β (95% CI)P
Age0.050 (0.032 to 0.068)<0.0001
[dp-ucMGP]0.000 (0.000 to 0.001)0.003
  • n = 101 patients. CI, confidence interval.

  • Variables entered in the model: age, plasma dp-ucMGP, previous cardiovascular disease, and CKD stage; model's r2 = 0.381.