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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of individuals stratified by tertiles of apo B/apo A1 ratio

From: Apolipoprotein B/apolipoprotein A1 ratio and mortality among incident peritoneal dialysis patients

Variables Apo B/Apo A1 Ratio Tertiles Total P Value
≤0.545 (n = 285) 0.545 − 0.769 (n = 285) >0.769 (n = 290)
Age (yr) 50.9 ± 14.8 48.7 ± 14.3 50.0 ± 14.5 49.9 ± 14.5 0.200
Men (%) 164 (57.5) 172 (60.4) 159 (54.8) 495 (57.6) 0.408
Body mass index (kg/m2) 21.0 ± 3.2 22.2 ± 3.5 22.6 ± 3.4 21.9 ± 3.4 < 0.001
Diabetes (%) 46 (16.1) 50 (17.5) 70 (24.1) 166 (19.3) 0.034
CVD (%) 25 (8.8) 25 (8.8) 37 (12.8) 87 (10.1) 0.186
Systolic pressure (mmHg) 145 ± 27 148 ± 26 147 ± 26 147 ± 26 0.541
Diastolic pressure (mmHg) 87 ± 17 90 ± 15 88 ± 15 87 ± 17 0.067
Total Kt/V 2.01 (1.43, 2.53) 2.26 (1.79, 2.69) 2.23 (1.81, 2.80) 2.18 (1.68, 2.70) < 0.001
eGFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2) 2.66 (1.54, 4.09) 3.59 (2.02, 5.82) 3.85 (1.89, 6.07) 3.26 (1.78, 5.56) < 0.001
Hemoglobin (g/L) 76.65 ± 16.48 79.71 ± 16.19 80.74 ± 16.75 79.04 ± 16.55 0.009
N/L 3.27 (2.37, 4.75) 3.50 (2.53, 5.53) 3.86 (2.61, 5.20) 3.58 (2.50, 5.12) 0.028
Albumin (g/L) 35.90 ± 5.00 35.70 ± 5.31 34.50 ± 5.29 35.36 ± 5.23 0.848
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.56 (3.05, 4.30) 4.03 (3.46, 4.80) 4.55 (3.84, 5.40) 4.06 (3.34, 4.89) < 0.001
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 1.00 (0.73, 1.36) 1.27 (0.91, 1.72) 1.68 (1.14, 2.21) 1.28 (0.89, 1.78) < 0.001
Low density lipoprotein (mmol/L) 1.90 (1.40, 2.30) 2.31 (1.89, 2.93) 2.81 (2.24, 3.46) 2.30 (1.83, 2.94) < 0.001
High density lipoprotein (mmol/L) 1.20 (0.96, 1.53) 1.14 (0.92, 1.42) 0.98 (0.81, 1.16) 1.08 (0.89, 1.37) < 0.001
Apo B (g/L) 0.60 (0.50, 0.70) 0.80 (0.70, 0.90) 1.07 (0.90, 1.41) 0.80 (0.63, 1.00) < 0.001
Apo A1 (g/L) 1.38 (1.22, 1.59) 1.23 (1.10, 1.40) 1.09 (0.98, 1.23) 1.22 (1.07, 1.41) < 0.001
Lipoprotein (a) (mg/L) 284 (141, 514) 303 (160, 501) 409 (226, 663) 328 (172, 586) < 0.001
Lipid-lowering agents use (%) 29 (10.2) 36(12.6) 24(8.3) 89(10.3) 0.228
  1. CVD cardiovascular disease, N/L neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio, Apo B, apolipoprotein B, Apo A1 apolipoprotein A1
  2. P < 0.05 is considered statistically significant