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Table 5 Relationship between atherosclerotic vascular disease and risk factors for cardiovascular disease among dialysis patients

From: Atherosclerotic vascular disease is more prevalent among black ESKD patients on long-term CAPD in South Africa

Risk factors OR 95% CI (n = 80) p-value
Age (>  40 years) 3.11 1.00–9.65 0.049*
Gender 1.58 0.48–5.20 0.453
Hypertensiona 1.49 0.37–5.97 0.575
LVH 49.79 2.58–959.68 0.010*
TC (>  5.17 mmol/l) 12.15 0.98–150.60 0.052
LDL-C (>  2.59 mmol/l) 1.64 0.34–7.99 0.541
TG (>  1.69 mmol/l) 0.69 0.17–2.80 0.599
  1. * - Statistically significant, p < 0.05; LVH - left ventricular hypertrophy, TC Total cholesterol, LDL-C - low density lipoprotein, BMI Body mass index; asystolic hypertension (systolic blood pressure > 140 mmHg)
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