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Table 2 Determinants of blood cadmium levels (log BCLs) in CPD patients ( n= 301)

From: Association between blood cadmium levels and malnutrition in peritoneal dialysis

  Simple linear regression   Backward stepwise multiple regression analysis  
Variables Coefficient ± SE P Beta Coefficient ± SE P
Age (years) 0.009 ± 0.002 <0.001 0.006 ± 0.002 0.001
Peritoneal dialysis duration (years) 0.017 ± 0.008 0.040   
Diabetes mellitus (Yes = 1) 0.171 ± 0.077 0.028   
Albumin (g/dL) -0.142 ± 0.053 0.008 -0.167 ± 0.034 0.002
ALT (IU/L) 0.004 ± 0.002 0.030 0.003 ± 0.002 0.046
Creatinine (mg/dL) -0.027 ± 0.008 0.001   
Phosphate (mg/dL) -0.052 ± 0.019 0.006   
  1. ALT, alanine aminotransferase; CPD, chronic peritoneal dialysis; iPTH, intact parathyroid hormone; Log BCL, logarithmic transformation of the blood cadmium level; SE, standard error.