Table 3.

Predictor variables and multivariable model of adverse NHD program exits (death and technique failure; n = 36 events in 247 patients) adjusted for the effect of center (see Statistical Analysis section)

VariableHR95% CIP
Predictor variablesa
    age (per 1-year increase)1.081.05 to 1.12<0.001
    diabetes3.821.83 to 7.97<0.001
    BMI (per 1-kg/m2 increase)1.770.77 to 4.090.18
    CVC (versus AVF/AVG)2.341.20 to 4.550.01
    completely dependent (versus completely independent with or without minimal assistance)4.021.42 to 11.400.009
    no. of previous transplants0.330.07 to 1.640.18
Multivariable model
    age (years)1.071.03 to 1.10<0.001
    diabetes2.641.21 to 5.760.02
  • AVF, arteriovenous fistula; AVF, arteriovenous graft; CI, confidence interval; HR, hazard ratio.

  • a All variables for which P < 0.2 are shown.