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Table 5 Ordinal logistic regression analyses according to the location of CMBs

From: Cystatin C, a novel indicator of renal function, reflects severity of cerebral microbleeds

Variables N Unadjusted OR 95% CI P Adjusted OR 95% CI P
Strictly lobar CMBs 54       
 Quartiles of cystatin C        
 Q4(≥66.7) 23 6.14 0.01-1.78 0.13 5.23 0.30-8.98 0.13
 Q3(54.7-66.7) 14 4.84 0.01-3.80 0.29 2.82 0.46-1.69 0.11
 Q2(47.2-54.7) 5 1.54 0.03-11.2 0.76 1.37 0.05-3.77 0.85
 Q1(≤47.2), ref 12       
p for trend     0.10    0.50
Deep or infratentorial CMBs 135       
 Quartiles of cystatin C        
 Q4(≥66.7) 45 5.00 1.30-1.91 0.02 6.27 1.48-2.64 0.01
 Q3(54.7-66.7) 39 1.50 0.51-4.34 0.46 2.48 0.76-8.02 0.13
 Q2(47.2-54.7) 23 1.00 0.40-2.28 0.93 1.10 0.43-2.78 0.83
 Q1(≤47.2),ref 28       
p for trend     0.02    0.02
  1. Adjusted for the covariates: age, sex, total cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, previous heart disease, smoking, previous anti thrombotic or anticoagulant use and white matter lesions.