Table 1

Univariate and multivariate analysis of variables relating to pulse wave velocity

Univariate analysisMultiple linear regression
Variablesrpβ (standardised)p
Age
    Whole group 0.40<0.001 0.57<0.001
    Boys 0.46<0.001
    Girls 0.28 0.015
Sex (male) 0.081 0.32
Height (cm) 0.41<0.001
Weight (kg) 0.32<0.001
Body mass index (kg/m2) 0.13 0.1−1.64 0.08
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 0.16 0.047−0.017 0.87
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 0.04 0.64−0.11 0.31
Mean blood pressure (mm Hg) 0.14 0.09 0.16 0.20
Pulse rate (per minute)−0.09 0.29 0.16 0.09