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Table 3 Determinants of serum albumin levels 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) -0.011 ± 0.002 <0.001   
Diabetes mellitus (Yes = 1) -0.302 ± 0.081 <0.001   
High and high average Cr D/P, 4 h (Yes = 1) -0.264 ± 0.053 <0.001 -0.202 ± 0.064 0.002
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 0.046 ± 0.017 0.008 0.050 ± 0.021 0.020
Cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.002 ± 0.001 0.001 0.002 ± 0.001 0.044
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 0.001 ± 0.000 0.001 0.001 ± 0.000 0.001
Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.055 ± 0.008 <0.001 0.047 ± 0.012 <0.001
Phosphate (mg/dL) 0.097 ± 0.019 <0.001   
Log BCL (μg/L) -0.277 ± 0.059 <0.001 -0.185 ± 0.074 0.013
Log Hs-CRP (mg/L) -0.113 ± 0.056 0.045 -0.095 ± 0.052 0.043
  1. CPD, chronic peritoneal dialysis; Cr D/P, dialysate-to-plasma ratio of creatinine; Log BCL, logarithmic transformation of the blood cadmium level; Log Hs-CRP, logarithmic transformation of the high-sensitivity C-reactive protein level.