Table 3

Linear regression analysis for valvular 18F-NaF uptake

Univariable analysis
β (95% CI)
P valueMultivariable analysis
β (95% CI)
P value
Intercept2.65 (−2.65 to 6.23)0.217
Aortic valve calcium score (per 1000 AU increase)0.60 (0.39 to 0.81)<0.0010.63 (0.38 to 0.88)<0.001
Age (per 10-year increase)0.23 (−0.34 to 0.80)0.416−0.25 (−0.74 to 0.24)0.305
Male sex0.87 (0.04 to 1.70)0.0410.06 (−0.77 to 0.88)0.891
High lipoprotein(a) group0.04 (−0.59 to 0.66)0.9020.17 (−0.44 to 0.78)0.573
Systolic blood pressure (per 10 mm Hg increase)0.05 (−0.18 to 0.29)0.6390.10 (−0.12 to 0.32)0.387
Corrected LDL-C (per mmol/L increase)0.19 (−0.11 to 0.50)0.216−0.07 (−0.36 to 0.23)0.648
  • Data are standardised coefficients (β) with 95% CI.

  • Adjusted R2=0.40 for the univariable analysis with aortic valve calcium score and adjusted R2=0.35 for the multivariable analysis.

  • AU, Agatston units; LDL-C, low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol; NaF, sodium fluoride.