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Table 5 Predictive power of each of the different albumin indices

From: Serum albumin level adjusted with C-reactive protein predicts hemodialysis patient survival

Parameters Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Age (per 1 year) 1.08 (1.05–1.11) 1.08 (1.05–1.11) 1.08 (1.05–1.10)
Gender (female) 0.50 (0.28–0.87) 0.49 (0.27–0.84) 0.50 (0.28–0.86)
Diabetes 1.82 (1.12–2.96) 1.77 (1.09–2.88) 1.84 (1.14–3.00)
Dialysis vintage (years)
 <2 Reference Reference Reference
 ≥2 and <4 0.84 (0.42–1.66) 0.78 (0.40–1.47) 0.89 (0.45–1.70)
 ≥4 and <8 0.90 (0.46–1.72) 0.84 (0.44–1.56) 0.92 (0.48–1.73)
 ≥8 1.35 (0.65–2.71) 1.31 (0.64–2.57) 1.39 (0.68–2.70)
nPCR (per 1 g/kg/day) 2.30 (0.64–7.90) 2.16 (0.62–7.29) 2.28 (0.66–7.55)
Log CRP (per 1 log mg/dl) 1.21 (0.81–1.80) 1.24 (0.84–1.82) 1.43 (0.97–2.10)
Actual albumin (per 1 g/dl) 0.60 (0.29–1.23)
Dichotomized albumin by median (the higher group) 0.64 (0.37–1.08)
CRP-adjusted albumin (the higher group) 0.51 (0.30–0.85)
  1. nPCR normalized protein catabolic rate, CRP C-reactive protein, HR hazard ratio, and CI confidence interval