Table 4—

Multiple regression analyses for factors related to albumin excretion rate and average ABI: independent effects of plasma fibrinogen

Covariate in multiple regression equationLog albumin excretion rate (mg/24 h)
Average ABI
βPβP
All patients
 Plasma fibrinogen0.0010.0240.0000.17
 Age (years)−0.0220.0010.0010.12
 Sex−0.0380.76−0.046<.0001
 DCCT treatment group−0.385<.0001−0.0060.26
 HbA1c0.175<.0001−0.0050.15
 BMI−0.0210.100.0030.002
 Waist-to-hip ratio0.2550.74−0.1660.021
 Systolic blood pressure0.029<.0001−0.0010.08
 Diastolic blood pressure−0.0070.24−0.0000.38
 Triglycerides0.004<.00010.0000.52
 LDL cholesterol0.0040.0090.0000.41
 HDL cholesterol0.0050.140.0000.22
 Smoking (Y/N)0.2110.07−0.0120.27
Men
 Plasma fibrinogen0.0020.0160.0000.96
 Age (years)−0.0190.0590.0010.07
 DCCT treatment group−0.4050.001−0.0030.76
 HbA1c0.1490.005−0.0080.24
 BMI−0.0010.940.0040.045
 Waist-to-hip ratio−0.7040.55−0.2540.024
 Systolic blood pressure0.030<.0001−0.0010.032
 Diastolic blood pressure−0.0060.480.0000.73
 Triglycerides0.004<.0010.0000.21
 LDL cholesterol0.0040.070.0000.90
 HDL cholesterol0.0130.0090.0010.21
 Smoking (Y/N)0.3570.033−0.0140.39
Women
 Plasma fibrinogen0.0010.440.0010.009
 Age (years)−0.0240.0050.0000.63
 DCCT treatment group−0.3380.005−0.0170.11
 HbA1c0.200<.0001−0.0020.66
 BMI0.0360.0230.0040.007
 Waist-to-hip ratio0.5730.58−0.1250.17
 Systolic blood pressure0.028<.00010.0000.83
 Diastolic blood pressure−0.0070.410.0000.51
 Triglycerides0.0050.0030.0000.47
 LDL cholesterol0.0030.190.0000.22
 HDL cholesterol−0.0030.490.0000.60
 Smoking (Y/N)0.0010.99−0.0080.58
  • Values in bold type are statistically significant.