Table 2.

Bivariate (unadjusted) and multivariate correlation coefficients between ESA, hemoglobin, and some relevant variables at baseline in 58,058 MHD patientsa

HemoglobinESAESA/Weight
Age0.04b−0.05−0.04b
Gender−0.060.020.11
Diabetes0.02c−0.01c−0.07
Race (black)−0.060.070.07
Kt/V−0.03c−0.11−0.04
BMI−0.00c0.05−0.18
Serum albumin0.25−0.16−0.28
TIBC0.16−0.03b−0.15
Ferritin−0.12−0.02c0.02c
ISAT0.09−0.15−0.16
Phosphorous0.050.04b0.00c
Calcium0.12−0.08−0.13
Bicarbonate−0.09−0.01c0.02c
Creatinine0.01c−0.01c−0.09
Blood hemoglobinNA−0.24−0.33
WBC−0.02c−0.01c0.01c
Lymphocyte %0.09−0.11−0.14
Intravenous iron (composite)0.01c0.060.07
  • a P < 0.001, unless otherwise specified. BMI, body mass index; ISAT, iron saturation ration; NA, not applicable.

  • b 0.05 > P > 0.01.

  • c P >0.05.