Table 3.

Association of T3 levels with cause-specific mortality using competing risk analysis

T3 (per 10-ng/dl Increase)Crude AnalysesAdjusted Analyses
HR (95% CI)P ValueHR (95% CI)P Value
Sudden death0.72 (0.60 to 0.85)<0.0010.71 (0.56 to 0.90)0.01
Other cardiovascular death0.88 (0.78 to 0.99)0.031.03 (0.90 to 1.17)0.68
Infection-related death0.90 (0.76 to 1.10)0.211.00 (0.85 to 1.22)0.95
  • 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.