Table 2

Multivariate analysis of eGFR in lithium patients and controls.

Variable

Beta

P value

95% CI


Current age

-0.51

< 0.001

-0.70

-0.33

Gender (male versus female)

11.18

< 0.001

5.73

16.63

Duration of lithium treatment (years)

-0.64

< 0.001

-0.90

-0.38


Control patients were assumed to have spent zero years on lithium. F test = 31.8; P value of the model < 0.0000001; R2 = 0.32. CI, confidence interval; eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Bocchetta et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:33   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-33

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