Table 2.

Association of T3 levels with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in Cox proportional hazards models

T3 (per 10-ng/dl Increase)Crude AnalysesAdjusted Analyses
HR (95% CI)P Value(95% CI)P Value
All-cause death0.77 (0.70 to 0.85)<0.0010.86 (0.78 to 0.94)0.002
Combined cardiovascular death0.74 (0.66 to 0.83)<0.0010.84 (0.75 to 0.98)0.01
Sudden death0.64 (0.53 to 0.78)<0.0010.69 (0.56 to 0.86)0.001
Infection-related death0.83 (0.70 to 0.98)0.030.92 (0.78 to 1.11)0.40
  • Adjusted for age, sex, presence of diabetes, Charlson comorbidity index, previous cardiovascular events, albumin, normalized protein catabolic rate, lean body mass estimated by creatinine kinetics, log-transformed C-reactive protein, and residual renal function. T3, triiodothyronine; HR, hazard ratio; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.