Table 3.

Relationship between level of blood pressure (BP) and grade of white matter hyperintensities: the EVA MRI cohort*

BP at baseline, mm HgGrade of white matter hyperintensities
Mild (n = 319) reference groupModerate (n = 373) OR (95% CI)Severe (n = 138) OR (95% CI)
* Polytomous logistic regression adjusting for age, sex, and antihypertensive medication at entry.
SBP = systolic BP; DBP = diastolic BP.
SBP <140 and DBP <901.01.01.0
SBP 140–160 or DBP 90–951.00.8 (0.6–1.3)1.5 (0.9–2.3)
SBP ≥160 or DBP ≥951.01.3 (0.8–2.3)2.9 (1.6–5.3)