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Table 4 Variables associated with initiation of chronic hemodialysis with a NTHC

From: Geographic and facility variation in initial use of non-tunneled catheters for incident maintenance hemodialysis patients

Variables Odds ratio 95 % Confidence interval
Level 2: Facility variables   
 Transplant Facility 0.97 0.41-2.30
 Peritoneal Dialysis Facility 0.89 0.33-2.44
 Mean facility Hemoglobin 0.96 0.89-1.05
 Mean facility Phosphate 0.14 0.01-2.30
 Mean facility eGFR at dialysis initiation 0.92 0.70-1.21
 Mean distance from facility 1.00 0.99-1.01
 Number of Patients 1.00 1.01 - 1.15
Level 1: Patient-level variables   
 Age 59 and Under vs. Age 74+ 0.96 0.88-1.05
 Age 60 to 73 vs. Age 74+ 1.05 0.97-1.13
 Male 1.10 1.03-1.18
 BMI 1.00 0.99-1.00
 Asian vs. Caucasian 0.91 0.78-1.06
 Black vs. Caucasian 0.88 0.73-1.06
 Indian Subcontinent vs. Caucasian 0.97 0.82-1.15
 Aboriginal vs. Caucasian 0.93 0.80-1.07
 Unknown vs. Caucasian 0.91 0.76-1.08
 Other vs. Caucasian 0.78 0.64-0.94
 Stroke 0.99 0.90-1.08
 Angina 1.09 1.00-1.19
 PVD 0.97 0.89-1.05
 Acute coronary syndrome 1.06 0.97-1.16
 Cancer 1.03 0.94-1.12
 Pulmonary Edema 1.36 1.26-1.46
 Lung disease 1.11 1.01-1.22
 Diabetes 0.95 0.88-1.02
 Hypertension 0.79 0.72-0.86
 Serious Illness 1.07 0.98-1.17
 CABG 0.98 0.89-1.08
 Distance 50 to 150 vs <50 1.13 1.03-1.25
 Distance >150 vs < 50 1.14 1.00-1.30
 Phosphate 1.29 1.22-1.36
 Albumin 0.98 0.94-1.02
 Hemoglobin 0.99 0.99-0.99
 eGFR at dialysis initiation 1.02 1.01-1.03
 Calendar Year 0.79 0.78-0.80