Table 3.

Hazard ratios of tertiles of PBHCit versus death during a 5-year period

TertilesUnadjusted HR (95% CI)P ValueMinimally Adjusted HR (95% CI)aP ValueCase-Mix–Adjusted HR (95% CI)bP ValueFully Adjusted HR (95% CI)cP Value
Middle versus lowest1.0 (0.7–1.6)0.981.0 (0.7–1.6)0.871.0 (0.7–1.6)0.911.0 (07–1.7)0.88
Highest versus middle1.7 (1.1–2.6)<0.011.8 (1.2–2.7)<0.012.0 (1.3–3.1)<0.012.4 (1.5–3.9)<0.01
Highest versus lowest1.7 (1.1–2.6)<0.011.8 (1.2–2.8)<0.012.0 (1.4–3.1)<0.012.3 (1.5–3.7)<0.01
  • HR, hazard ratio; CI, confidence interval.

  • a Adjusted for age and sex.

  • b Adjusted for age, sex, race (black, Hispanic), history of CVD, diabetes mellitus, Charlson comorbidity index, and dialysis vintage.

  • c Adjusted for age, sex, race (black, Hispanic), history of CVD, diabetes mellitus, Charlson comorbidity index, dialysis vintage, MPO, IL-6, BUN, creatinine, albumin, CRP, TNF-α, body mass index, erythropoietin, and normalized protein catabolic rate.