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Table 5 Multivariable logistic regression analysis of the factors associated with high arterial stiffness among 120 hemodialysis patients

From: Serum osteoprotegerin is an independent marker of central arterial stiffness as assessed using carotid–femoral pulse wave velocity in hemodialysis patients: a cross sectional study

Variables Odds ratio
(95% confidence interval)
p value
Age (years) 1.04 (1.01–1.08) 0.026*
OPG group
 Tertile 1 Reference 0.002*
 Tertile 2 5.34 (1.63–17.42)
 Tertile 3 7.06 (2.03–24.49)
Diabetes
 No Reference 0.012*
 Yes 3.65 (1.34–9.98)
Intact PTH levels (pg/mL)
 Normal (130–595 pg/mL) Reference  
 Low (<  130 pg/mL) 2.83 (1.06–7.53) 0.038*
 High (>  595 pg/mL) 2.89 (0.59–14.15) 0.190
Corrected calcium (mg/dL)
  < 9.5 mg/dL Reference 0.027*
  ≥ 9.5 mg/dL 3.73 (1.16–11.98)
  1. Adopted factors: age, sex, diabetes, systolic blood pressure, calcium, phosphorus, intact parathyroid hormone, glucose, and osteoprotegerin levels
  2. HD hemodialysis, OPG osteoprotegerin, PTH parathyroid hormone
  3. p for trend
  4. *p < 0.05 is considered as statistically significant