Table 2.

Final “full” prediction model: Included predictors are listed in the left column

VariableaOdds Ratio of 1-Year Mortality (95% CI)P Value
Age (per 10 Years)1.47 (1.33 to 1.62)<0.01
Male versus female1.64 (1.33 to 2.01)<0.01
Diabetes vs. no1.17 (0.98 to 1.41)0.09
Catheter vs. all other1.53 (1.18 to 1.99)0.01
Albumin (per 1 g/dl)0.49 (0.39 to 0.62)<0.01
Ln (CRP + 0.1) [mg/L]1.32 (1.20 to 1.45)<0.01
Ferritin (per 250 ng/ml)1.04 (0.99 to 1.11)0.14
WBC >8×103 cells/dl vs. less1.29 (1.02 to 1.64)0.04
  • CRP, C-reactive protein; WBC, white blood cell count; CI, confidence interval.

  • a Variables excluded during the selection process included residual kidney function, body mass index, Japanese origin, creatinine, smoking status, phosphorus, hemoglobin, calcium, predialysis blood urea nitrogen, total cholesterol, and uric acid.