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Table 4 Factors associated with high ERI variability

From: Relationship between variations in time-dependent response to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and mortality in hemodialysis patients: a single-center study

  High (n = 31) Non-high (n = 345) p
Sex    
 Male 45.2 66.3  
 Female 54.8 33.7  
Age, years 75.1 ± 9.9 66.1 ± 13.6 0.0003
BMI, kg/m2 19.7 ± 3.1 22.2 ± 3.5 0.0001
HD vintage, months 62.9 ± 87.4 65.6 ± 74.1 0.8531
Kt/V 1.5 ± 0.3 1.4 ± 0.3 0.1084
History of CVD 9.7 11.3 0.783
Systolic BP, mmHg 150.7 ± 22.3 149.5 ± 22.5 0.7784
Diastolic BP, mmHg 76.5 ± 12.1 78.2 ± 14.1 0.5215
Iron dosage, mg 585.8 ± 590.8 884.4 ± 689.0 0.0200
Laboratory data    
 Hb, g/dl 9.7 ± 1.0 10.9 ± 1.1 <0.0001
 Ferritin, ng/ml 134.8 ± 101.8 85.6 ± 84.2 0.0023
 Albumin, g/dl 3.5 ± 0.4 3.7 ± 0.3 0.0083
 CRP, mg/dl 1.2 ± 1.7 0.6 ± 1.5 0.0281
 Intact PTH, pg/ml 116.8 ± 87.5 155.2 ± 169.5 0.2213
 Phosphorus, mg/dl 5.2 ± 1.6 5.3 ± 1.3 0.8339
 Calcium, mg/dl 8.5 ± 0.8 8.7 ± 0.7 0.3027
 ALP, U/l 249.8 ± 137.2 245.1 ± 95.7 0.8038
 TSAT, % 20.8 ± 11.4 22.0 ± 11.3 0.5858