Table 4.

Distribution of causes of death according to the serum phosphorus levels at 1 yr after transplantation

Cause of deathSerum Phosphorus Levels at 1 yr after TransplantationP Valuea
<2.5 mg/dl (n=115)2.5–2.99 mg/dl (n=351)3.0–3.49 mg/dl (n=690)3.5–3.99 mg/dl (n=848)4.0–4.49 mg/dl (n=523)4.5–4.99 mg/dl (n=190)≥5.0 mg/dl (n=69)
Overall death
 Cardiovascular, n (%)1 (0.9)4 (1.1)10 (1.4)5 (0.6)4 (0.8)5 (2.6)3 (4.3)0.04
 Infection, n (%)3 (2.6)0 (0)4 (0.6)4 (0.5)6 (1.1)1 (0.5)1 (1.4)0.07
 Malignancy + others, n (%)0 (0)1 (0.3)2 (0.3)2 (0.2)3 (0.6)0 (0)1 (1.4)0.55
Death with a functioning graft
 Cardiovascular, n (%)1 (0.9)4 (1.1)8 (1.2)3 (0.4)2 (0.4)3 (1.6)2 (2.9)0.13
 Infection, n (%)3 (2.6)0 (0)4 (0.6)2 (0.2)3 (0.6)0 (0)0 (0)0.01
 Malignancy + others, n (%)0 (0)1 (0.3)1 (0.1)2 (0.2)3 (0.6)0 (0)1 (1.4)0.40
  • a The chi-squared test was used for categoric variables.