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Table 2 Renal function decline, rapid eGFR decline and incident CKD according to white blood cell quartiles

From: White blood cell count predicts the odds of kidney function decline in a Chinese community-based population

White blood cell Renal function decline Rapid eGFR decline Incident CKD
 All 292 (7.7%) 787 (20.9%) 30 (0.8%)
 Quartile 1 52 (6.2%) 153 (18.3%) 3 (0.4%)
 Quartile 2 67 (6.4%) 205 (19.6%) 5 (0.5%)
 Quartile 3 73 (7.9%) 195 (21.1%) 6 (0.6%)
 Quartile 4 100 (10.4%) 234 (24.3%) 16 (1.7%)
 P-trend <0.001 0.001 0.002
  1. Abbreviations: eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, CKD chronic kidney disease