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Table 2 Results of univariate and multivariate regression analyses for carotid intima-media thickness

From: Decreased level of serum carnitine might lead to arteriosclerosis progression via the accumulation of advanced glycation end products in maintenance hemodialysis patients

  Univariate regression Multivariate regression
β P β P
Gender 0.132 0.158 0.159 0.108
Age (years) 0.548 0.001 0.310 0.006
Type 2 diabetes mellitus 0.225 0.015 0.106 0.235
Body mass index (kg/m2) − 0.162 0.082 − 0.037 0.685
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) − 0.089 0.344 − 0.065 0.432
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (mg/dL) − 0.143 0.124 − 0.017 0.833
Creatinine (mg/dL) − 0.364 0.001 − 0.091 0.411
Albumin (g/dL) − 0.336 0.001 − 0.176 0.044
Corrected calcium (mg/dL) 0.055 0.556 0.040 0.628
Phosphorus (mg/dL) − 0.092 0.327 0.063 0.480
Free carnitine (μmol/mL) − 0.252 0.006 − 0.194 0.037