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Table 2 Outcomes after admissions (N = 400)

From: Low serum albumin as a risk factor for infection-related in-hospital death among hemodialysis patients hospitalized on suspicion of infectious disease: a Japanese multicenter retrospective cohort study

  Alb < 2.5 n = 48 2.5 ≤ Alb < 3.5 n = 200 3.5 ≤ Alb n = 152 Total n = 400 P value
Bacteremia 9 (18.8) 33 (16.5) 21 (13.8) 63 (15.8) 0.657
Final diagnosis of infectious disease 33 (68.8) 124 (62.0) 86 (56.6) 243 (60.8) 0.282
Duration of hospitalization (days) 22 (9, 52) 19 (11, 37) 13 (7, 25) 16 (9, 35) < 0.01*
In-hospital death (infection related) 11 (22.9) 25 (12.5) 7 (4.6) 43 (10.8) < 0.01*
Duration from admission to infection-related death (days) 9 (5, 29) 15 (6, 25) 11 (2, 45) 14 (6, 28) 0.913
In-hospital death (infection related, with bacteremia) 5 (10.4) 15 (7.5) 5 (3.3) 25 (6.3) 0.121
In-hospital death (infection related, without bacteremia) 6 (12.5) 10 (5.0) 2 (1.3) 18 (4.5) < 0.01*
In-hospital death (all cause) 15 (31.3) 40 (20.0) 12 (7.9) 67 (16.8) < 0.01*
  1. Continuous data are medians (IQR). Categorical data are n values (%)
  2. Differences among groups were evaluated by a chi-square test for categorical variables and a Kruskall-Wallis test for continuous variables
  3. *P < 0.05