Table 2.

P values for linear and nonlinear terms for univariate and adjusted nonlinear Cox regression analysis

PredictorLinear TermNonlinear Term
P-Value (Univariate)P-Value (Adjusteda)P-Value (Univariate)P-Value (Adjusteda)
All-cause mortality
 SBP0.0010.005; 0.060.040.02; 0.05
 DBP<0.001<0.001; 0.010.860.84; 0.77
 PP0.050.85; 0.810.070.001; 0.002
Cardiovascular mortality
 SBP0.090.22; 0.190.020.006; 0.004
 DBP0.0010.05; 0.030.490.22; 0.25
 PP0.090.55; 0.540.070.005; 0.004
  • DBP, diastolic BP; PP, pulse pressure.

  • a Adjustment for age and sex (model 1), and model 1 plus diabetes mellitus and serum albumin (model 2).