Table 2

Robust (multivariate) linear regression models for log of AD (both explaining 32% of total variance) including 91 athletes (one athlete had missing data for 10 mile race time)

Parameters in standardised unitsModel 1Model 2
Standardised beta coefficient (95% CI)P valueStandardised beta coefficient (95% CI)P value
Age0.031 (−0.212 to 0.274)0.800−0.286 (−0.468 to −0.093)0.004
Endurance training starting age−0.400 (−0.608 to −0.192)0.000
Total years of endurance training0.382 (0.183 to 0.581)0.000
10 mile race time0.253 (0.030 to 0.475)0.0270.251 (0.029 to 0.472)0.027
Yearly endurance training volume0.112 (−0.053 to 0.278)0.1810.114 (−0.053 to 0.280)0.178
Resting heart rate−0.261 (−0.472 to −0.050)0.016−0.261 (−0.472 to −0.050)0.016
Stroke volume index−0.018 (−0.220 to 0.119)0.843−0.019 (−0.203 to 0.164)0.833
Mean blood pressure0.048 (−0.201 to 0.165)0.4500.050 (−0.076 to 0.175)0.436
  • AD, aortic distensibility.