Table 3

Independent associations between PTH levels with plaque formation and arterial wall thickening, after adjustment for 25-OHD serum levels, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, increased BMI, advanced age and menopausal status

PTH levels
OR (95% (CI)P value
Plaque1.024 (1.001 to 1.048)0.040
Arterial wall thickening1.031 (1.007 to 1.055)0.012
  • BMI, body mass index; 25-OHD, 25(OH) vitamin D3; PTH, parathormone.