Table 2

Multivariable logistic regression analysis of predictors of ESKD due to HUS, as opposed to other causes of ESKD, in both the entire cohort (limited covariate adjustment) and a contemporary cohort in which complete data were available on comorbidities
Characteristic Entire cohort (1963–2010) (n = 58442) Contemporary cohort (1996–2010) (n = 36884)
Age (per decade) 0.54 (0.50-0.57) 0.63 (0.57-0.69)
Male gender 0.40 (0.31-0.52) 0.40 (0.28-0.57)
Racial origin
  European Reference Reference
  ATSI 0.18 (0.07-0.47) 0.26 (0.08-0.85)
  MPI 0.26 (0.13-0.52) 0.33 (0.14-0.77)
  Asian 0.40 (0.18-0.92) 0.37 (0.15-0.91)
  Other NS 0.42 (0.15-1.15)
RRT era NS
  1963–1975 0.36 (0.19-0.66)
  1976–1985 0.55 (0.36-0.85)
  1986–1995 0.53 (0.36- 0.80)
  1996–2000 1.03 (0.69-1.51)
  2001–2005 0.86 (0.57-1.28)
  2006-2010 Reference
Ever smoked NA NS
Diabetes mellitus NA 0.13 (0.06-0.31)
Chronic lung disease NA NS
Coronary artery disease NA NS
Peripheral vascular disease NA NS
Cerebrovascular disease NA NS
BMI (kg/m2) NA NS
Late referral NA 3.72 (2.65-5.22)

Abbreviations: ATSI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, BMI Body mass index, MPI Maori and Pacific Islander, NA Not analysed due to incomplete data prior to 1996, NS Not statistically significant, RRT Renal replacement therapy

Results are reported as adjusted odds ratio (95% CI).

Tang et al.

Tang et al. BMC Nephrology 2012 13:164   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-164

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