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Table 2 Single correlation analyses among patient background, total pill burden, and pill burden from PBs

From: Prescription characteristics of phosphate binders in a high pill burden for hemodialysis patients

  Age Dialysis vintage Serum corrected Ca Serum P Serum i-PTH Serum Alb nPCR
(r) (P) (r) (P) (r) (P) (r) (P) (r) (P) (r) (P) (r) (P)
Age (years) - 0.128 0.003 0.054 0.216 -0.249 < 0.001 -0.148 0.003 -0.333 < 0.001 -0.056 0.207
Dialysis vintage (years) - 0.128 0.003 0.128 0.004 0.023 0.600 -0.025 0.610 -0.014 0.752 0.110 0.012
Serum parameters
 Corrected Ca (mg/dL) 0.054 0.216 0.128 0.004 -0.056 0.200 -0.308 < 0.001 -0.098 0.026 -0.013 0.763
 P (mg/dL) - 0.249 < 0.001 0.023 0.600 -0.056 0.200 0.194 < 0.001 0.179 <0.001 0.277 <0.001
 i-PTH (pg/mL) - 0.148 0.003 - 0.025 0.610 -0.308 < 0.001 0.194 < 0.001 0.024 0.623 0.051 0.307
Total pill burden (pills/day/patient) - 0.192 < 0.001 0.314 < 0.001 -0.038 0.391 0.198 < 0.001 0.004 0.942 0.118 0.007 0.090 0.040
Pill burden from all PBs (pills/day/patient) - 0.344 < 0.001 0.238 < 0.001 -0.031 0.530 0.188 < 0.001 0.084 0.126 0.152 0.002 0.119 0.018
Pill burden from individual PBs
 Ca carbonate (pills/day/patient) -0.287 <0.001 0.251 <0.001 -0.099 0.090 0.238 <0.001 0.037 0.567 0.114 0.050 0.068 0.248
 La carbonate (pills/day/patient) -0.252 0.001 0.123 0.115 -0.100 0.202 0.181 0.021 0.030 0.729 0.088 0.266 0.079 0.322
 Fe-based PBs (pills/day/patient) -0.277 0.004 0.236 0.016 -0.054 0.589 -0.058 0.561 0.047 0.661 0.187 0.058 -0.056 0.575
 Polymeric PBs (pills/day/patient) - 0.238 0.145 0.201 0.219 -0.208 0.211 0.151 0.367 0.013 0.944 -0.100 0.549 0.119 0.482