Table 3

Likelihood of blood transfusion among non-dialysis CKD patients with persistent anemia using multivariate logistic regression

Bivariate analysis

Multivariate logistic regression


Characteristics

Proportion with transfusion

P-value

Odds ratio

95% Confidence Interval

P-value


Male (ref: female)

20% males, 20% females

0.86

0.89

0.51-1.56

0.69


Race (ref: Caucasian)

14%

0.054


African American

25%

1.45

0.80-2.61

0.22


Other minority race

27%

1.80

0.48-6.68

0.38


Age (ref: < 65 years)

19%

0.95


Age 65-74 years

20%

0.98

0.47-2.07

0.96


Age ≥ 75 years

21%

1.20

0.60-2.37

0.61


Prior transfusion (ref: no prior transfusion)

38% yes, 19% no

0.09

1.05

0.39-2.84

0.92


Prior nephrologist visit (ref: no prior nephrologist visit)

19% yes, 23% no

0.31

0.99

0.56-1.75

0.98


Prior hospitalization (ref: no prior hospitalization)

33% yes, 7% no

< 0.0001

5.64

2.90-10.96

< 0.0001


Comorbid conditions within 6 months prior to index date


Diabetes

19% yes, 22% no

0.38

0.83

0.47-1.45

0.51


Peripheral vascular disease

29% yes, 18% no

0.053

1.79

0.90-3.54

0.09


Cardiovascular disease

24% yes, 18% no

0.14

1.02

0.56-1.83

0.96


Fox et al. BMC Nephrology 2012 13:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-5

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