Table 3

Relationships between arm extensibility or sit-and-reach and presence of common carotid plaque using multivariate logistic regression models

OR95% CIP
Arm extensibility
 Model 1*0.611830.49029 to 0.76349<0.001
 Model 2†0.922070.71812 to 1.183940.525
 Model 3‡0.970350.74309 to 1.267120.825
Sit-and-reach
 Model 1*0.983810.97260 to 0.995150.005
 Model 2†0.990690.97841 to 1.003130.142
 Model 3‡0.985790.97257 to 0.999190.038
  • *Crude.

  • †Adjusted for age and height.

  • ‡Adjusted for age, height, subcutaneous fat area, visceral fat area, diastolic blood pressure, pulse pressure, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, sleeping time, exercise habit, drinking habit, smoking habit, handgrip strength and sit-and-reach (arm extensibility analysis) or arm extensibility (sit-and-reach analysis).