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Table 3

Univariate Cox regression model of IL-18, IL-6, IL-1ß, age > 50 years old, diabetes, albumin on survival function of peritoneal patients

Odds ratio P value
IL-18 ≧ 804.3 pg/ml 2.62 0.025
IL-6 ≧ 3.92 pg/ml 6.90 < 0.001
IL-1ß ≧ 0.86 pg/ml 5.46 0.01
Age ≧ 50 years-old 6.83 < 0.001
Diabetes Mellitus 4.73 < 0.001
Albumin (A) 2.77 0.096
Albumin (B) 6.88 0.022

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

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