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Table 3 Multivariable-adjusted model for all-cause mortality among dialysis patients

From: Long-term survival and predictors for mortality among dialysis patients in an endemic area for chronic liver disease: a national cohort study in Taiwan

  Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Covariate HR (95% CI) HR (95% CI)
Initial dialysis modality (HD vs. PD) 1.419 (1.251-1.609)* 0.882 (0.776-1.001)
Gender (Male vs. Female) 1.238 (1.174-1.306)* 1.192 (1.129-1.258)*
Age at initiation of Dialysis (years)   
18-44 Referent Referent
45-64 2.710 (2.434-3.016)* 2.165 (1.942-2.415)*
≥65 5.709 (5.132-6.351)* 4.441 (3.979-4.956)*
Diabetes Mellitus (yes vs. no) 2.244 (2.124-2.371)* 1.841 (1.736-1.951)*
Hypertension (yes vs. no) 1.312 (1.228-1.401)* 0.905 (0.845-0.970)*
Congestive Heart Failure (yes vs. no) 1.969 (1.846-2.099)* 1.445 (1.348-1.549)*
Coronary Artery Disease (yes vs. no) 1.778 (1.675-1.888)* 1.127 (1.056-1.202)*
Cerebrovascular Disease (yes vs. no) 1.906 (1.766-2.057)* 1.303 (1.201-1.413)*
Peripheral Arterial Disease (yes vs. no) 1.829 (1.604-2.086)* 1.310 (1.147-1.496)*
Chronic Lung Disease (yes vs. no) 1.709 (1.575-1.855)* 1.222 (1.124-1.329)*
Liver Cirrhosis (yes vs. no) 1.612 (1.455-1.787)* 1.473 (1.329-1.634)*
Cancer (yes vs. no) 1.593 (1.405-1.807)* 1.368 (1.205-1.553)*
Dementia (yes vs. no) 1.910 (1.506-2.422)* 1.376 (1.083-1.750)*
Hemiplegia or Paraplegia (yes vs. no) 2.094 (1.700-2.580)* 1.445 (1.162-1.796)*
  1. HR: Hazard ratio; CI: Confidence interval; *P <0.05.