Table 2

Relationships between common carotid intima–media thickness and arm extensibility or sit-and-reach tests using multivariate linear regression models

β95% CIP
Arm extensibility
 Model 1*–0.189–0.04382 to –0.02481<0.001
 Model 2†–0.085–0.02436 to –0.006550.001
 Model 3‡–0.073–0.02224 to –0.000410.004
Sit-and-reach
 Model 1*–0.050–0.00097 to 0.000030.066
 Model 2†–0.006–0.00050 to 0.001110.323
 Model 3‡0.014–0.00032 to 0.000590.573
  • *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).