Table 4.

Cox proportional hazard model of patient survival

Variable Relative Mortality Risk 95% Confidence Interval
aBefore enrollment into the study.
Kt/V as estimate of adequacy of dialysis
Diabetes mellitus 2.14 1.15-3.97
Duration of dialysis (↑ 1 yr)a 1.18 1.05-1.31
Serum albumin (↑ 1 g/L) 0.88 0.83-0.93
Kt/V (↑ 0.1 unit/wk) 0.94 0.92-0.99
CCr as estimate of adequacy of dialysis
Diabetes mellitus 2.53 1.40-4.55
Duration of dialysis (↑ 1 yr)a 1.21 1.07-1.34
Serum albumin (↑ 1 g/L) 0.88 0.83-0.93
CCr (↑ 5 L/wk per 1.73 m2) 0.88 0.76-0.99