Table 3.

Baseline and change in leukocyte count of the study participants by CKD

Clinical CharacteristicNon-CKD InterceptNo CKD Slope/yrCKD InterceptCKD Slope/yrDifference in Intercept (CKD − no CKD)P for Difference in InterceptDifference in Slope (CKD − no CKD)P for Difference in Slopes
Leukocytes (K/μl)7.7 ± 0.250.05 ± 0.057.6 ± 0.160.04 ± 0.03−0.1 (−0.7, 0.5)>0.1−0.01 (−0.13, 0.10)>0.1
Absolute granulocyte count5226 ± 1992 ± 384947 ± 12070 ± 26a−279 (−735, 177)>0.168 (−23, 159)>0.1
Absolute eosinophil count192 ± 14−1 ± 2225 ± 9−6 ± 1a34 (2, 65)0.04−5 (−10, 0)0.06
Granulocytes (%)63.0 ± 0.870.39 ± 0.19a65.3 ± 0.540.52 ± 0.13a2.3 (0.3, 4.3)0.020.13 (−0.32, 0.58)>0.1
Lymphocytes (%)26.1 ± 0.75−0.43 ± 0.16a23.0 ± 0.47−0.55 ± 0.11a−3.1 (−4.8, −1.3)<0.001−0.12 (−0.50, 0.26)>0.1
Monocytes (%)7.9 ± 0.210.03 ± 0.048.0 ± 0.130.07 ± 0.02a0.1 (−0.4, 0.6)>0.10.03 (−0.05, 0.12)>0.1
Eosinophils (%)2.6 ± 0.19−0.01 ± 0.033.2 ± 0.12−0.07 ± 0.02a0.6 (0.2, 1.0)<0.01−0.06 (−0.14, 0.01)0.1
Basophils (%)1.6 ± 0.28−0.08 ± 0.051.6 ± 0.16−0.04 ± 0.03−0.0 (−0.7, 0.6)>0.10.04 (−0.06, 0.15)>0.1
  • ± denotes standard error, number in parenthesis reflect 95% confidence intervals of the mean.

  • a Slope is significantly different from zero.