Table 4.

Distribution of the index of inflammation according to study groupa

Index of InflammationbPatients with Microalbuminuria (n [%])OR (95% CI)
Nondecliners(n = 43)Decliners(n = 28)
Negative27 (64)7 (25)
Positive15 (36)21 (75)5.4 (1.9 to 15.6)
  • a CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.

  • b Index of inflammation was positive when two or more markers exceeded the 75th percentile in the reference group and negative when only one or none did.