Table 2.

Univariate logistic regression analysis to predict status at 12 moa

PredictorOR (95% CI)P
“Surprise” question response (reference = “yes”)3.507 (1.356 to 9.067)0.010
CCI score1.417 (1.099 to 1.826)0.007
Karnofsky Performance Status score0.964 (0.937 to 0.992)0.012
Quality of Life score0.859 (0.693 to 1.065)0.166
Visual analogue scale1.109 (0.962 to 1.279)0.153
Serum albumin0.329 (0.080 to 1.350)0.123
Mean Kt/V1.242 (0.238 to 6.489)0.797
Serum hemoglobin1.084 (0.692 to 1.699)0.724
Gender0.974 (0.392 to 2.420)0.955
Race0.324 (0.041 to 2.580)0.287
Time on dialysis (mo)1.006 (0.995 to 1.016)0.293
Age1.012 (0.980 to 1.045)0.469
  • a CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio. For those for whom the “surprise” question was answered “no,” the odds of dying within 1 yr were 3.507 times the odds of dying for those for whom the “surprise” question response was “yes.” CCI indicates Charlson Comorbidity Index.