Table 3.

Results of the Cox analysis of relative risksfor hemodialysis

RiskaRelative RiskPb
a DM, diabetes mellitus; CVD, cardiovascular disease.
b P value is compared with the reference group.
Age <45 y1.00Reference group
Age 45–60 y1.570.13
Age >60 y3.480.0001
DM (primary disease)1.260.11
CVD history1.200.13
Serum albumin (increase of 1 g/L)0.830.0001
Kt/V (increase of 0.1 per session)0.930.002