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Table 2 Simple correlation analysis of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and other variables

From: Hepatocyte growth factor and carotid intima-media thickness in relation to circulating CD34-positive cell levels

  Total subjects Low CD34-positive cells (≤ 0.93 cells/μL) High CD34-positive cells (> 0.93 cells/μL)
  r p r p r p
No. of participants 269 135 134
Age 0.17 0.005 0.13 0.141 0.21 0.013
Systolic blood pressure 0.14 0.023 0.17 0.047 0.11 0.212
Body mass index (BMI) 0.01 0.810 0.05 0.592 − 0.01 0.864
Serum triglycerides (TG) − 0.01 0.874 0.01 0.865 − 0.03 0.752
Serum HDL-cholesterol (HDLc) − 0.03 0.593 − 0.13 0.125 0.06 0.480
γ-Glutamyltranspeptidase (γ-GTP) 0.04 0.517 − 0.03 0.691 0.12 0.179
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) − 0.003 0.966 0.02 0.781 − 0.03 0.758
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) 0.07 0.255 0.10 0.243 0.03 0.697
White blood cell count (WBC) 0.11 0.086 0.17 0.051 0.05 0.525
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) 0.15 0.011 0.31 < 0.001 0.01 0.892
  1. TG, γ-GTP, and HGF are calculated in logarithm values