Table 4.

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 y1.500.32
Age >60 y2.400.02
DM (primary disease)1.100.60
CVD history2.400.0002
Serum albumin (increase of 1 g/L)0.930.001
Kt/V (increase of 0.1 per week)0.920.0009