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Table 3 Adjusted odds ratios for significant variables related to infectious spondylitis (model 1)

From: Identifying risk groups of infectious spondylitis in patients with end-stage renal disease under hemodialysis: a propensity score-matched case-control study

Variables OR (95% CI)a p value
Immunosuppression status 7.649E+ 9 1.00
Degenerative spinal disease 12.87 (1.89–87.41) 0.009
HD vintage (years) 0.64 (0.51–0.81) <  0.001
HD access   0.022
 Arteriovenous fistula 1
 Arteriovenous graft 1.827 (0.395–8.455) 0.44
 Tunneled cuffed catheter 6.75 (1.74–26.14) 0.006
Access operation within recent 6 months 13.27 (3.53–49.91) <  0.001
Hemoglobin 0.47 (0.29–0.76) 0.002
RDW 2.01 (1.33–3.04) 0.001
ALP 1.02 (1.00–1.03) 0.008
Albumin 0.09 (0.02–0.35) 0.001
hsCRP 1.02 (1.00–1.04) 0.046
  1. aAdjusted for age, gender, and diabetes mellitus
  2. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, HD hemodialysis, RDW red blood cell volume distribution width, ALP alkaline phosphatase, hsCRP high sensitivity C- reactive protein
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