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Table 4 Results of stepwise multivariable regression analysis

From: Cardiac steatosis and left ventricular function in men with metabolic syndrome

Independent variables Model 1 Model 2
β p β p
Dependent variable: Peak filling rate (mL/s) (log)     
 Age −0.406 <0.001 −0.379 <0.001
 Waist circumference (log) −0.157 0.219 −0.164 0.214
 Body mass index (log) −0.126 0.303 −0.138 0.257
 Systolic blood pressure −0.074 0.521 −0.075 0.525
 Diastolic blood pressure −0.088 0.440 −0.089 0.442
 Myocardial triglyceride content (log) −0.024 0.830 0.002 0.989
 Epicardial fat (log) −0.318 0.002 - -
 Pericardial fat (log) - - −0.316 0.003
Adjusted R2 0.317 <0.001 0.310 <0.001
Dependent variable: Peak filling rate/LV end-diastolic volume (log)     
 Age −0.276 0.018 −0.256 0.027
 Waist circumference (log) −0.140 0.316 −0.161 0.266
 Body mass index (log) −0.099 0.461 −0.122 0.360
 Systolic blood pressure −0.003 0.981 −0.009 0.944
 Diastolic blood pressure −0.035 0.781 −0.042 0.740
 Myocardial triglyceride content (log) −0.019 0.878 −0.002 0.989
 Epicardial fat (log) −0.303 0.007 - -
 Pericardial fat (log) - - −0.287 0.013
Adjusted R2 0.192 <0.001 0.178 <0.001
Dependent variable: LV early diastole (%)     
 Age −0.445 <0.001 −0.422 <0.001
 Waist circumference (log) −0.375 <0.001 −0.204 0.082
 Body mass index (log) 0.235 0.296 −0.107 0.328
 Systolic blood pressure 0.009 0.934 −0.015 0.887
 Diastolic blood pressure −0.131 0.243 −0.154 0.132
 Myocardial triglyceride content (log) −0.087 0.442 −0.105 0.318
 Epicardial fat (log) 0.015 0.897 - -
 Pericardial fat (log) - - −0.405 <0.001
Adjusted R2 0.432 <0.001 0.451 <0.001
  1. Epicardial fat is an independent variable in Model 1 and pericardial fat in Model 2. β = regression coefficient.