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Table 2 Correlation between carotid distensibility and selected variables

From: The effect of different estradiol levels on carotid artery distensibility during a long agonist IVF protocol

 Carotid distensibility
Visit 1Visit 2Visit 3
Height (cm)−0.22
Weight (kg)− 0.42*
Body mass index (kg/m2)−0.40*
Carotid diameter (mm)−0.06−0.15− 0.20
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)−0.55**− 0.32−0.43*
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)−0.51**−0.40*− 0.38*
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)−0.41*− 0.120.01
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)−0.42*−0.29− 0.09
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)0.060.330.24
Triglycerides (mmol/l)−0.45*−0.33− 0.43*
Estradiol (nmol/l)0.03−0.250.19
  1. The values are Spearman’s correlation coefficient r
  2. Significances: * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01