Table 2.

Comparison of three hospitalization metrics between the stable and decline periods

Hospitalization MetricsUnadjusted ComparisonAdjusted for Early/Late Periods and Mean eGFR
Stable PeriodsDecline PeriodsUnadjusted Difference (Stable–Decline)P ValueAdjusted Difference (Stable–Decline)P Value
Periods with hospitalization (%)3141OR, 0.63 (0.31 to 1.3)0.21OR, 0.66 (0.29 to 1.5)0.31
Hospitalization episodes per year (n)0.120.25−0.13 (0.05)0.013−0.13 (0.06)0.02
Total duration of hospitalizations per year (d)0.611.8−1.2 (0.55)0.03−1.1 (0.57)0.05
  • For the first binary metric, the difference is expressed as odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence intervals. For the other two continuous metrics, the differences are expressed as the mean differences with estimated SEMs.