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Table 2 Analysis of the potential risk factors for a higher PWV value (for dichotomous variables); CVD = cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease and/or cerebrovascular disease and/or peripheral arterial disease); ns = non-significant

From: A prospective observational study comparing a non-operator dependent automatic PWV analyser to pulse pressure, in assessing arterial stiffness in hemodialysis

   Inliers Outliers P-value OR CI 95%
Dialysate calcium Low (1.25 mmol/L) 49 19 < 0.001   
High (1.50 mmol/L) 74 0
Diabetes Yes 51 3 ns (0.06) 3.63 1.03-13.45
No 73 16
Smoking habit Yes 37 10 ns (0.08) 2.61 0.98-6.96
No 87 9
CVD Yes 73 10 ns 1.29 0.49-3.39
No 51 9
Hypertension Yes 113 17 ns 1.21 0.25-5.93
No 11 2
Dyslipidaemia Yes 75 11 ns 1.11 0.42-2.96
No 49 8
Serum Phosphate Low (<1.79 mmol/L) 91 18 <0.05 6.47 1.03-138.1
High (>1.78 mmol/L) 33 1
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