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Table 7 Independent correlates of systolic blood pressure determined by using multivariate linear regression (GEE)

From: Variability over time and correlates of cholesterol and blood pressure in systemic lupus erythematosus: a longitudinal cohort study

Variable Parameter estimate 95% CI Pvalue
Age (years) 0.41 0.35, 0.48 < 0.0001
SLEDAI-2K scorea 0.39 0.28, 0.50 < 0.0001
Antihypertensives 6.44 4.94, 7.94 < 0.0001
Hypercholesterolemia 3.78 2.50, 5.05 < 0.0001
  1. GEE, generalized estimating equations; CI, confidence interval.
  2. All variables were measured coincident with measurement of total cholesterol.
  3. aSLE Disease Activity Index 2000; scores range from 0 to 105, with higher scores indicating more-active disease.
  4. Antihypertensives include all classes of drugs used to lower blood pressure.
  5. Hypercholesterolemia defined as total plasma cholesterol > 5.2 mmol/L.