Table 2.

Bivariate (unadjusted) and partial (adjusted) correlation coefficients between logarithm of CACS and relevant variables of 137 MHD patients with CACS >0a

VariableBivariate CorrelationPAdjusted CorrelationP
Age0.49<0.0010.39<0.001
Dialysis vintage (log scale)0.160.060.33<0.001
BMI0.060.50.050.6
NIR body fat percentage0.130.130.040.6
Dietary protein intake−0.110.21−0.040.7
Dietary energy (calorie) intake−0.100.30.060.5
Serum calcium−0.050.60.040.7
Phosphorous−0.100.30.120.2
Calcium × phosphorous−0.120.20.120.2
Intact PTH (log scale)−0.140.110.110.2
AlkPhos0.160.060.260.003
AST (log scale)0.080.40.030.7
Albumin−0.060.50.040.7
Transthyretin−0.030.70.040.7
TIBC0.020.8−0.030.8
Ferritin0.140.10.080.4
Bicarbonate0.030.70.060.5
Creatinine−0.200.02−0.020.8
IL-6 (log scale)0.220.010.10.3
TNF-α0.090.30.140.12
CRP−0.010.90.010.9
LDL−0.090.3−0.020.8
HDL−0.010.90.020.8
TC0.020.30.020.8
Blood hemoglobin−0.050.60.01>0.9
WBC0.090.30.002>0.9
Lymphocytes %−0.29<0.001−0.130.2
Paricalcitol dosage−0.110.3−0.080.5
  • a In the adjusted analysis, age, gender, diabetes, AST, and log vintage were included as covariates. TIBC, total iron-binding capacity.