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Table 4 Multiple linear regression analysis of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) with relevant factors adjusted for confounding factors among women

From: Hemoglobin as a possible biochemical index of hypertension-induced vascular damage

  Hypertension (−) Hypertension (+)
  β 95 % CI p β 95 % CI p
No. of participants   402    314  
Age 1.1 (−0.02, 2.2) 0.055 2.6 (0.8, 4.5) 0.006
Systolic blood pressure 0.4 (−0.6, 1.5) 0.418 −0.7 (−1.7, 0.3) 0.181
Diastolic blood pressure −0.5 (−1.7, 0.8) 0.450 0.9 (−0.6, 2.3) 0.231
Body mass index (BMI) 3.7 (1.0, 6.3) 0.007 1.5 (−2.7, 5.8) 0.482
Drinking status −1.8 (−8.0, 4.4) 0.562 4.3 (−6.3, 15.0) 0.426
Smoking status 11.0 (−9.6, 31.6) 0.293 25.2 (−15.2, 65.5) 0.220
Serum HDL cholesterol −0.8 (−1.5,−0.1) 0.023 −1.0 (−2.0, 0.05) 0.061
Serum LDL cholesterol −0.2 (−0.6, 0.1) 0.129 −0.4 (−0.8, 0.1) 0.124
Serum triglycerides (TG) −0.1 (−0.3, 0.04) 0.122 −0.1 (−0.3, 0.2) 0.598
Serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) −0.3 (−1.9, 1.2) 0.652 1.4 (−0.5, 3.3) 0.146
Serum γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (γ-GTP) 0.05 (−0.4, 0.5) 0.851 0.5 (−0.5, 1.5) 0.353
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) 11.5 (−10.3, 33.4) 0.301 41.7 (16.6, 66.9) 0.001
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) −0.2 (−0.9, 0.5) 0.627 0.3 (−0.7, 1.4) 0.525
Hemoglobin (Hb) 0.4 (−7.5, 8.3) 0.925 18.7 (6.7, 30.7) 0.002
  1. Drinking status (never drinker, former drinker, current drinker (<23 g/week, 23–45 g/week, 46–68 g/week, ≥69 g/week)), smoking status (never smoker, former smoker, current smoker)