Table 2.

Multiple regression models for serum albumin in incident dialysis patients (n=458)

VariableCrude [β (P Value)] (r2=0.01)Model 1 [β (P Value)] (r2=0.09)Model 2 [β (P Value)] (r2=0.17)Model 3 [β (P Value)] (r2=0.16)Model 4 [β (P Value)] (r2=0.32)
Age−0.12 (0.02)a−0.06 (0.27)a−0.02 (0.61)−0.03 (0.60)−0.10 (0.08)
Female sex0.01 (0.78)0.05 (0.27)0.05 (0.26)−0.13 (0.02)a
hsCRP−0.30 (0.001)a−0.29 (0.001)a−0.25 (0.001)a−0.10 (0.07)
Diabetes−0.30 (0.001)a−0.30 (0.001)a−0.18 (0.004)a
CVD−0.02 (0.70)−0.03 (0.60)−0.01 (0.79)
SGA score > 1−0.09 (0.04)a−0.19 (0.001)a
Urinary albumin excretion rate (mg/24 hr) (n=261)−0.42 (0.001)a
  • hsCRP, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein; CVD, cardiovascular disease; SGA, subjective global assessment. SGA>1 denotes poor nutritional status according to SGA.

  • a Statistically significant result: β (P value).