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Table 2

Correlation matrix of IL-18, IL-6,IL-1ß, Age, Diabetes, Albumin levels at the start of peritoneal dialysis, average of albumin levels within the first year of peritoneal dialysis, Urine Ccr, and Urine KT/V.

IL-18 IL-6 IL-1ß Age Diabetes Albumin (A) Albumin (B) Urine Ccr
IL-18
IL-6 0.15 (0.38)
IL-1ß 0.36 (0.10 0.22 (0.35)
Age 0.24 (0.11) 0.30 (0.06) 0.09 (0.68)
Diabetes 0.10 (0.50) 0.41 (0.007) 0.38 (0.07) 0.19 (0.18)
Albumin (A) 0.03 (0.85) −0.35 (0.02) 0.01 (0.95) −00.11 (0.44) −00.42 (0.02)
Albumin (B) −00.004 (0.98) −00.47 (0.02) −00.13 (0.55) −00.29 (0.04) −00.49 (<0.001) 0.769 (0.001)
Urine Ccr −00.07 (0.67) 0.03 (0.87) −00.29 (0.17) 0.18 (0.21) 0.08 (0.55) 0.08 (0.57) 0.16 (0.27)
Urine KT/V −00.06 (0.70) −00.04 (0.79) −00.27 (0.21) 0.21 (0.15) −00.09 (0.51) 0.17 (0.24) 0.28 (0.05) 0.89 (<0.001)

*Spearman rank correlation coefficients andp values.

Albumin (A). albumin levels at inception of PD.

Albumin (B). averaging albumin levels within the 1st year of PD.