Parameter | Units of Increase | Hazard Ratio | 95% CI | P |
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^{a}IMT-based model: -2 log likelihood = 246.463. Forcing left ventricular mass index (LVMI) into the model produced better data fitting (-2 log likelihood = 238.215; P = 0.005 versus model based on IMT only, see above). In this model, LVMI had an independent prediction power for cardiovascular death. Data are expressed as hazard ratios, 95% confidence interval (CI), and P. Out of the model: treatment modality (P = 0.10), antihypertensive therapy (P = 0.40), homocysteine (P = 0.44), CRP (P = 0.47), systolic BP (P = 0.55), DCCA (P = 0.58), duration of regular dialysis treatment (P = 0.63), hemoglobin (P = 0.70), albumin (P = 0.74), smoking (P = 0.75), fibrinogen (P = 0.79), parathyroid hormone (P = 0.81), LDLcholesterol (P = 0.83), previous cardiovascular events (P = 0.94), total cholesterol (P = 0.94), and diabetes (P = 0.97). | ||||

Age | 1 yr | 1.05 | 1.02 to 1.08 | 0.001 |

Calcium phosphate | 1 mmol^{2}/L^{2} | 1.65 | 1.20 to 2.26 | 0.002 |

Male gender | 4.53 | 1.75 to 11.72 | 0.002 | |

Lipoprotein(a) | 1 mg/dl | 1.02 | 1.01 to 1.03 | 0.004 |

IMT | 0.1 mm | 1.24 | 1.06 to 1.44 | 0.007 |