Table 5

Unadjusted and Backward Stepwise Multiple Regression Models

ModelBeta Coefficient (SE), p Value
Month 3Year 1Year 3Year 5
Unadjusted
 HHT−16 (3.2), <0.0001−11.6 (2.7), <0.0001−14.0 (3.7), <0.0001−15 (4.5), 0.001
Backward stepwise
 HHT−16.2 (2.4), <0.000112.1 (3.1), <0.0001−13.3 (3.9), 0.001−14.2 (5), 0.006
 Body mass index (kg/m2)+0.74 (0.32), 0.02+0.54 (0.22), 0.016+0.64 (0.3), 0.032
 Steroids (yes or no)+7.13 (1.9), <0.0001
 Age (yrs)+0.18 (0.1), 0.046+0.5 (0.2), 0.008
 Male gender+12.8 (5.2), 0.016

Variables were: type of transplant, age, gender, body mass index, steroids, serum creatinine, cyclosporine, donor left ventricular ejection fraction, donor weight, and number of antihypertensive agents Blank cells correspond to variables that were not significant at specific time points. Although systolic blood pressure was normally distributed, a number of explanatory variables were not. Results remained unchanged after repeating the analysis on data that had been appropriately transformed. To ease interpretation, results using the untransformed data are presented.

Abbreviations as in Table 1.