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Table 2 Overview of the statistically significant correlations between different variables and relative telomere biopsy specimens length

From: Effect of delayed graft function, acute rejection and chronic allograft dysfunction on kidney allograft telomere length in patients after transplantation: a prospective cohort study

Correlation of the relative telomere biopsy length N Rs p value
Recipients’ age & RTL 6 months 12 +0.58 0.049
Donors’ age & RTL 12–24 months 43 −0.36 0.017
Donors’ age & RTL 12–60 months 53 −0.28 0.045
Duration of dialysis before Tx & RTL 24 months 9 −0.74 0.024
Duration of dialysis before Tx & RTL 18–60 months 17 −0.47 0.05
PRA & RTL 6 months 8 −0.73 0.04
Creatinine 12 months & RTL 0 months 17 −0.60 0.01
Creatinine 12–18 months & RTL 0 months 17 −0.61 0.009
Creatinine 18 months & RTL 0–6 months 24 −0.54 0.006
  1. RTL – relative telomere length, BMI – body mass index, Tx – transplantation, PRA – panel reactive antibodies, p value calculated for Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient (Rs).