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Table 3 Associations between different albumin categories based on 24-month serum albumin measurements and all-cause mortality in the study population

From: Time-varying serum albumin levels and all-cause mortality in prevalent peritoneal dialysis patients: a 5-year observational study

Albumin category All-cause mortality
Deaths (n) Unadjusted Adjusted (demographic)a Adjustedb
HR (95% CI) HR (95% CI) HR (95% CI)
Albumin rate reached 3.5(g/dL)
 100 8 Reference Reference Reference
 75 to < 100 8 1.29 (0.48–3.43) 1.2 (0.45–3.23) 0.9 (0.28–2.84)
 50 to < 75 6 2.61 (0.9–7.51) 2.32 (0.79–6.76) 2.56 (0.8–8.24)
 1 to < 50 7 2.66 (0.97–7.35) 2.33 (0.82–6.6) 2.85 (0.85–9.6)
 0 11 11.04 (4.43–27.5) 5.63 (1.97–16.09) 7.59 (2.38–24.21)
Albumin rate reached 3.5(g/dL)
 Higher rate (75 to 100) 16 Reference Reference Reference
 Lower rate (0 to < 75) 24 3.59 (1.91–6.76) 2.66 (1.35–5.24) 3.57 (1.66–7.65)
Time-averaged serum albumin
  ≥ 4 1 Reference Reference Reference
 3.5 to < 4 20 5.33 (0.72–39.74) 4.11 (0.55–30.8) 5.81 (0.72–47.12)
  < 3.5 19 14.12 (1.89–105.46) 6.95 (0.91–53.27) 15.49 (1.74–137.72)
  1. Univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazard regression models
  2. Adjusted (demographic)a, adjusted for demographic variables including dialysis vintage, age, sex, and diabetes mellitus
  3. Adjustedb, adjusted for all demographic and laboratory variables
  4. HR hazard ratio, CI confidence interval