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Table 5 Significant associations between baseline Troponin T levels and baseline clinical characteristics, using univariate and multivariate analysis

From: Cardiac biomarkers and health-related quality of life in new hemodialysis patients without symptomatic cardiac disease

Characteristic Reference Unadjusted B coefficient 95% C.I. Adjusted B coefficient 95% C.I.
Sex Male 0.52 0.33 to 0.82** 0.38 0.22 to 0.67***
Age Per 1 year 1.03 1.01 to 1.04** 1.02 1.00 to 1.04*
Diabetes No Diabetes 4.59 2.81 to 7.48*** 4.62 2.55 to 8.38***
LV Mass Index 1 g/m2 1.01 1.01 to 1.02***   
Hb ≤ 11.1 g/dL 0.52 0.33 to 0.80**   
Serum Albumin ≤ 40 g/L 0.56 0.36 to 0.88*   
Lactate Dehydrogenase 1 U/L 1.015 1.01 to 1.02*** 1.01 1.00 to 1.02*
Potassium 1 mmol/L 1.36 1.03 to 1.79*   
White Blood Cells ≤ 8.1 × 109/L 1.84 1.15 to 2.95*   
Platelet Count ≤ 260 × 109/L 1.73 1.09 to 2.75*   
NT-proBNP ≤ 651.9 pg/ml 4.00 2.55 to 6.28*** 3.53 2.04 to 6.13***
  1. *p ≤ 0.05; **p ≤ 0.01; ***p ≤ 0.001.
  2. Unadjusted B coefficient was calculated using univariate linear regression (column 3 and 4).
  3. Adjusted B coefficient was calculated using multivariate linear regression to identify the significant and independent predictors (column 5 and 6).