Table 6.

Independent variables predictive of AVG in final logistic regression model

VariableaAll (AVG and AVF only)IncidentPrevalent
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
a Referents were male for gender and white for race.
b For the subset of patients with serum albumin measured by the Bromocresol Green laboratory method. Factors included in the model but not found to be significant in all patients or in incident or prevalent patients considered separately included hemoglobin, incident status, and BMI.
Female gender2.46 (2.18 to 2.78)2.30 (1.70 to 3.15)2.48 (2.17 to 2.84)
Black race1.70 (1.50 to 1.93)1.96 (1.39 to 2.74)1.66 (1.44 to 1.90)
Age (years)1.02 (1.01 to 1.02)1.02 (1.01 to 1.03)1.02 (1.01 to 1.02)
BMI (kg/m2)1.04 (1.03 to 1.05)1.03 (1.01 to 1.06)1.04 (1.03 to 1.05)
Diabetes as cause of ESRD1.45 (1.27 to 1.64)1.49 (1.10 to 2.02)1.46 (1.27 to 1.68)
Serum albuminb g/dl0.76 (0.65 to 0.89)0.83 (0.57 to 1.21)0.76 (0.63 to 0.90)