Table 2.

Predictors of first remission and first relapse

PredictorsUnivariate ModelMultivariate Model
Hazard Ratio [95% Confidence Interval]P ValueHazard Ratio [95% Confidence Interval]P Value
Predictors of first remission
 Age, per 10 yr0.85 [0.78 to 0.94]0.0010.87 [0.78 to 0.97]0.01
 Men (versus women)1.07 [0.73 to 1.55]0.741.14 [0.77 to 1.70]0.50
 Body mass index, per 1.0 kg/m20.93 [0.87 to 1.00]0.061.06 [0.97 to 1.16]0.17
 Systolic BP, per 10 mmHg0.89 [0.81 to 0.98]0.020.99 [0.88 to 1.11]0.83
 Creatinine, per 1.0 ln mg/dl0.38 [0.25 to 0.58]<0.0010.41 [0.25 to 0.69]0.001
 Urinary protein, per 1.0 ln g/d0.74 [0.60 to 0.91]0.0050.73 [0.56 to 0.96]0.02
 Use of intravenous 25% albumin0.69 [0.48 to 0.99]0.041.07 [0.67 to 1.70]0.78
 Initial dose of PSL, per 0.1 mg/kg1.16 [1.02 to 1.32]0.021.14 [0.97 to 1.35]0.11
 Initial use of mPSL (versus PSL)1.63 [1.14 to 2.34]0.0081.56 [1.06 to 2.30]0.03
Predictors of first relapse
 Age, per 10 yr0.82 [0.72 to 0.92]0.0010.81 [0.71 to 0.93]0.003
 Men (versus women)1.03 [0.64 to 1.64]0.911.08 [0.64 to 1.83]0.77
 Body mass index, per 1.0 kg/m20.97 [0.90 to 1.05]0.490.94 [0.85 to 1.04]0.23
 Systolic BP, per 10 mmHg0.95 [0.82 to 1.09]0.440.97 [0.82 to 1.14]0.72
 Creatinine, per 1.0 ln mg/dl0.96 [0.58 to 1.59]0.880.93 [0.49 to 1.76]0.82
 Urinary protein, per 1.0 ln g/d1.30 [1.02 to 1.67]0.041.36 [1.01 to 1.84]0.04
 Use of intravenous 25% albumin1.22 [0.77 to 1.94]0.390.97 [0.54 to 1.73]0.91
 Initial dose of PSL, per 0.1 mg/kg0.90 [0.77 to 1.05]0.180.85 [0.70 to 1.04]0.12
 Initial use of mPSL (versus PSL)0.59 [0.37 to 0.94]0.020.50 [0.29 to 0.85]0.01