Table 2

Hazard ratios of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality based on univariate Cox regression models
Variable All-cause mortality Cardiovascular mortality
Hazard Ratio (95% CI) Pvalue Hazard Ratio (95% CI) Pvalue
Age (year) 1.08 (1.05-1.11) <0.001 1.09 (1.04-1.14) <0.001
Sex (men = 1, female = 0) 1.15 (0.64-2.03) 0.6 0.91 (0.35-2.38) 0.9
BMI (kg/m2) 1.02 (0.94-1.11) 0.7 1.04 (0.91-1.20) 0.5
Diabetes (yes =1, no = 0) 4.47 (2.28-8.76) <0.001 7.80 (2.91-20.92) <0.001
History of cardiovascular disease (yes = 1, no = 0) 2.85 (1.47-5.45) 0.002 3.10 (1.08-8.93) 0.04
Dialysis duration (days) 1.0 (0.99-1.00) 0.4 1.0 (1.00-1.00) 0.4
Systolic BP (mmHg) 0.99 (0.98-1.01) 0.9 1.01 (0.98-1.04) 0.4
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 0.98 (0.96-1.004) 0.9 1.02 (0.97-1.06) 0.7
Pulse BP (mmHg) 1.00 (0.97-1.03) 0.9 1.03 (0.99-1.08) 0.5
Systolic BPavg (mmHg) 0.99 (0.98-1.006) 0.2 1.01 (0.99-1.04) 0.3
Diastolic BPavg (mmHg) 0.97 (0.94-0.99) 0.03 1.00 (0.93-1.07) 0.9
Pulse BPavg (mmHg) 1.00 (0.98-1.02) 0.7 1.03 (0.99-1.06) 0.2
Hematocrit (%) 0.91 (0.84-0.99) 0.04 0.91 (0.78-1.04) 0.2
Kt/V 0.43 (0.16-1.15) 0.09 0.52 (0.11-2.49) 0.4
LVMI (g/height2.7) 1.02 (1.005-1.04) 0.01 1.04 (1.02-1.06) <0.001
LV EF (%) 0.97 (0.947-0.998) 0.03 0.94 (0.91-0.97) <0.001
Aorta dimension (mm) 1.69 (0.73-3.92) 0.2 1.36 (0.34-5.45) 0.7
Carotid IMT(μm) 1.002 (1.001-1.004) 0.02 1.0053 (1.001-1.006) 0.003
Carotid augmentation index (%) 1.00 (0.98-1.02) 0.9 1.01 (0.98-1.04) 0.4
Carotid Einc (kPa *103) 2.45 (0.70-8.56) 0.2 2.61 (0.35-19.34) 0.4
Aortic PWV (m/s) 1.13 (1.06-1.20) <0.001 1.19 (1.09-1.29) <0.001

BMI = body mass index; BP = blood pressure; BPavg = pre-dialysis blood pressure averaged from 25 consecutive hemodialysis sessions; Einc = incremental elastic modulus; IMT = intima-media thickness; LV EF = left ventricular ejection fraction; LVMI = left ventricular mass index; PWV = pulse wave velocity.

Yu et al.

Yu et al. BMC Nephrology 2012 13:115   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-115

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