Table 2.

Univariable Spearman correlation coefficients

VariableNT-proBNP, pg/ml
RhoP Value
Age, yr0.45<0.001
BMI, kg/m2−0.030.46
Cholesterol, mg/dl−0.110.01
CRP, mg/L0.16<0.001
Phosphorus, mg/dl0.25<0.001
Parathyroid hormone, pg/ml0.40<0.001
eGFR, ml/min per 1.73 m2−0.55<0.001
Albuminuria, mg/g creatinine0.26<0.001
Systolic BP, mmHg0.15<0.001
Diastolic BP, mmHg−0.18<0.001
LVMI, g/m20.35<0.001
LAVI, ml/m20.56<0.001
E/e′0.45<0.001
  • NT-proBNP, amino–terminal probrain natriuretic peptide; BMI, body mass index; CRP, C-reactive protein; LVMI, left ventricular mass index; LAVI, left atrial volume index; E/e′, diastolic left ventricular function.