Table 3

Clinical Factors Associated With Aortic Stenosis or Sclerosis by Stepwise Multiple Logistic Regression

Variablep ValueOdds Ratio95% Confidence Limits
Age<0.0012.18a2.15, 2.20
Male gender<0.0012.031.7, 2.5
Lp(a)<0.0011.23b1.14, 1.32
Height (cm)0.0010.84c0.75, 0.93
History of hypertension0.0021.231.1, 1.4
Present smoking0.0061.351.1, 1.7
LDLc (mg/dl)0.0081.12b1.03, 1.23
  • a ± 75th vs. 25th percentile.

  • b ± 10-year increase.

  • c ± 10-unit increase. LDLc = low density lipoprotein cholesterol; Lp(a) = lipoprotein(a).