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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of individuals stratified by tertiles of TG/HDL-C ratio

From: Triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio is associated with increased mortality in older patients on peritoneal dialysis

VariablesTotalTG/HDL-C ratioP value
T1 ≤ 0.833
(n = 323)
0.833 < T2 ≤ 1.496
(n = 325)
T3 > 1.496
(n = 325)
Age (y)49.67 ± 14.5850.95 ± 15.0949.55 ± 14.1848.52 ± 14.410.103
Male (%)556 (57.1)198 (61.3)172 (52.9)186 (57.2)0.098
Body mass index (kg/m 2)21.91 ± 3.3421.17 ± 2.9321.83 ± 3.3122.73 ± 3.58< 0.001
Diabetes (%)186 (19.1)59 (18.3)61 (18.8)66 (20.3)0.789
CVD (%)96 (9.9)28 (8.7)27 (8.3)41 (12.6)0.124
Hypertension (%)710 (73)223 (69)254 (78.2)233 (71.7)0.027
Systolic pressure (mmHg)146.91 ± 25.89147.48 ± 25.57146.96 ± 24.99146.28 ± 27.140.84
Diastolic pressure (mmHg)87.91 ± 15.8987.34 ± 16.4488.42 ± 14.2987.96 ± 16.620.683
CCI3.53 ± 1.883.60 ± 1.873.48 ± 1.853.51 ± 1.920.711
Total Kt/V2.16 (1.67, 2.70)2.15 (1.51, 2.60)2.20 (1.73, 2.72)2.09 (1.68, 2.74)0.131
eGFR (ml/min per 1.73 m 2)3.19 (1.73, 5.50)2.90 (1.69, 4.76)3.16 (1.71, 5.56)3.55 (1.77, 5.82)0.16
White blood cells (/L)5.74 (4.50, 7.21)5.33 (4.22, 6.90)5.73 (4.43, 6.95)6.15 (4.97, 7.73)< 0.001
Hemoglobin (g/L)78.89 ± 16.8176.71 ± 14.8378.96 ± 16.9880.98 ± 19.00.005
Platelet (/L)161.0 (118.0, 206.5)151.0 (111.0, 192.0)158.0 (112.0, 206.25)176.0 (129.0, 220.25)< 0.001
Albumin (g/L)35.41 ± 5.2535.56 ± 5.0635.39 ± 5.4135.28 ± 5.280.798
uric acid (mmol/L)435 (347, 535)428.5 (342.50, 520.75)441.5 (356, 540)439 (345, 562)0.314
Total cholesterol (mmol/L)4.06 (3.37, 4.85)3.99 (3.23, 4.65)4.04 (3.37, 4.82)4.22 (3.49, 5.12)0.005
Triglycerides (mmol/L)1.27 (0.89, 1.76)0.80 (0.63, 0.96)1.26 (1.03, 1.48)2.06 (1.69, 2.57)< 0.001
HDL-C (mmol/L)1.09 (0.90, 1.39)1.40 (1.18, 1.69)1.09 (0.95, 1.31)0.88 (0.73, 1.03)< 0.001
Lipid-lowering agents use (%)91 (9.4)23 (7.1)23 (7.1)45 (13.8)0.003
  1. Abbreviations: CVD Cardiovascular disease, CCI Charlson comorbidity index, HDL-C High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, T Tertile
  2. P < 0.05 is considered statistically significant