Table 2.

Ordinal regression showing predictors associated with carotid artery–intima media thickness in 137 prevalent hemodialysis patients

Odds Ratio (95% CI)
UnadjustedModel 1Model 2
Free T3 (per 1 pmol/L)0.81 (0.66 to 0.98), P = 0.030.81 (0.67 to 0.97), P = 0.020.81 (0.68 to 0.97), P = 0.02
Age (per 1 year)1.05 (1.03 to 1.08), P < 0.011.05 (1.02 to 1.07), P < 0.01
IDWG (per 100 ml)1.06 (1.02 to 1.10), P < 0.011.06 (1.02 to 1.09), P < 0.01
  • The values of carotid artery–intima media thickness were categorized according to tertiles. Model 1 was adjusted for age, gender, diabetes, cardiovascular disease history, smoking, time on hemodialysis, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and IDWG. Model 2 was model 1 + serum albumin and C-reactive protein. (Model chi-squared: 51.18, P < 0.0001; pseudo r2 = 0.35.) CI, confidence interval; IDWG, interdialytic weight gain; T3, triiodothyronine.