Table 3

Multiple stepwise regression analysis of resistin (dependent variable) and demographic and disease-related variables (independent variables)

Resistin (ng/mL)


11.155


β

SE

P value


Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, mm/hour

0.044

0.012

0.001

S-creatinine, μmol/L

0.035

0.008

<0.001

Complement factor C3, g/L

-2.915

1.023

0.005

Glucocorticosteroid current dose, mg/day

0.127

0.051

0.014

High-density lipoprotein, mmol/L

-1.438

0.580

0.014

Bone mineral density radius, g/cm2

-7.133

3.156

0.026

R2

0.42


The regression equation of resistin (ng/mL) = 11.155 + 0.044 × erythrocyte sedimentation rate (mm/hour) + 0.035 × S-creatinine (μmol/L) - 2.915 × C3 (g/L) + 0.127 × current steroid dose (mg/day) - 1.438 × high-density lipoprotein (mmol/L) - 7.133 × bone mineral density radius (g/cm2). Beta values are unstandardized regression coefficients. R2 is equal to the variance explained in the model. SE, standard error.

Almehed et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008 10:R15   doi:10.1186/ar2366

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