Table 4.

Association between inflammatory factors and incident ARF among community-dwelling elderly adultsa

Risk FactorbAdjusted forHR (95% CI)
CRP (per SD)Demographics + baseline creatinine1.10 (1.02 to 1.18)
Demographics + baseline creatinine + traditional risk factors1.09 (1.02 to 1.16)
Fibrinogen (per SD)Demographics + baseline creatinine1.25 (1.11 to 1.41)
Demographics + baseline creatinine + traditional risk factors1.20 (1.06 to 1.35)
Albumin (per SD)Demographics + baseline creatinine0.87 (0.76 to 1.01)
Demographics + baseline creatinine + traditional risk factors0.86 (0.74 to 0.99)
WBC (per SD)Demographics + baseline creatinine1.12 (1.05 to 1.19)
Demographics + baseline creatinine + traditional risk factors1.08 (1.02 to 1.15)
  • a Demographics: age, gender, and race; traditional risk factors: diabetes, hypertension, current smoking, HDL, LDL, and prevalent CHD.

  • b Each variable is scaled: Scaled variable = variable/SD of variable\