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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study subjects according to the TG/HDL-C ratio

From: Triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio predicts cardiovascular events in maintenance hemodialysis patients

  All patients TG/HDL-C tertile 1 (0.35–1.60)
n = 64
TG/HDL-C tertile 2 (1.61–3.00)
n = 65
TG/HDL-C tertile 3 (3.01–64.05)
n = 64
P value
Age, years 60 (50–69) 59 (51–68) 61 (51–70) 57 (49–65) 0.3249
Female sex, % 26.8 28.2 28.2 24.1 0.7819
DM, % 32.3 28.2 31.8 36.8 0.4837
Dialysis vintage, years 9.4 (4.7–15.8) 11.1 (5.7–16.3) 10.8 (4.4–16.9) 8.0 (4.6–13.8) 0.2608
History of hypertension, % 79.7 80.0 76.5 82.6 0.6107
History of previous CVD, % 29.2 23.5 35.3 28.7 0.2394
Systolic BP, mmHg 153 (139–165) 154 (142–165) 152 (138–166) 153 (136–163) 0.7112
Diastolic BP, mmHg 82 (73–91) 83 (76–91) 81 (72–90) 82 (70–93) 0.4152
BMI, kg/m2 21.8 (19.7–24.4) 20.5 (19.0–22.6) 21.8 (19.7–24.0) 23.2 (21.1–25.7) <0.0001
Laboratory data
 Hemoglobin, g/dL 10.7 (10.2–11.2) 10.7 (10.2–11.1) 10.6 (10.1–11.2) 10.8 (10.1–11.4) 0.2499
 Creatinine, mg/dL 11.8 (10.3–13.5) 11.4 (10.15–12.75) 12.0 (10.15–13.65) 12.3 (10.4–13.9) 0.1032
 Calcium (Ca), mg/dL; corrected 9.0 (8.6–9.4) 9.0 (8.6–9.4) 9.1 (8.45–9.4) 9.0 (8.6–9.4) 0.9831
 Phosphorus (P), mg/dL 5.4 (4.6–6.1) 5.5 (4.8–6.2) 5.1 (4.4–5.9) 5.5 (4.5–6.1) 0.0967
 Ca x P, (mg/dL)2 48.1 (40.9–55.2) 51.4 (42.1–55.7) 45.6 (40–54.1) 47.8 (41.2–57) 0.0554
 Whole PTH, pg/mL 63 (31–103) 68 (28–95) 53 (27–110) 64 (34–114) 0.5728
 CRP, mg/L 0.1 (0.1–0.3) 0.1 (0.1–0.2) 0.1 (0.1–0.3) 0.1 (0.1–0.4) 0.1403
 Albumin, g/L 3.9 (3.7–4.1) 3.9 (3.7–4.1) 3.9 (3.7–4.1) 3.9 (3.7–4.1) 0.9530
 T-CHO, mg/dL 157 (137–178) 156 (136–177) 150 (133–170) 162 (142–188) 0.0341
 TG, mg/dL 98 (70–144) 60 (47–73) 98 (83–112) 172 (138–229) <0.0001
 HDL-C, md/dL 44 (37–55) 59 (51–72) 43 (40–49) 37 (31–41) <0.0001
 LDL-C, mg/dL 77 (62–94) 69 (54–86) 79 (65–103) 86 (64–105) 0.0001
 TG/HDL-C ratio 2.28 (1.29–3.66) 1.03 (0.76–1.29) 2.27 (1.84–2.61) 4.63 (3.62–6.57) <0.0001
Medications, %
 ESA 92.5 91.5 90.5 95.4 0.4447
 HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors 29.4 22.9 24.7 40.5 0.0228
 Antihypertensive agents 79.0 77.7 78.8 80.5 0.9017
  1. DM diabetes mellitus, CVD cardiovascular disease, BP blood pressure, BMI body mass index, PTH parathyroid hormone, CRP C-reactive protein, T-Chol total cholesterol, TG triglyceride, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C low-density cholesterol, ESAs erythropoiesis-stimulating agents