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Table 3 Risk factors for inguinal hernia development in dialysis patients

From: Inguinal hernia in hemodialysis versus peritoneal dialysis patients: a case-control study

Variable Inguinal hernia
Odds ratio 95 % CI P value
PD 9.8 5.1–19.4 <0.001
Age at dialysis initiation 0.6 0.1–3.8 0.6
Male 7.8 2.8–32.7 <0.001
Diabetes mellitus 0.8 0.4–1.6 0.5
Asthma 0.8 0.3–2.0 0.7
Previous abdominal surgery 0.8 0.3–1.9 0.6
  1. CI confidence interval, PD peritoneal dialysis