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Table 2 General characteristics in groups of eGFR< 60 and ≥ 60 mL/min/1.73m2

From: Association between estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) concentrations among the elderly in a rural community: a cross-sectional study

VariablesTotal (n = 651)eGFR< 60 (n = 174)eGFR≥60 (n = 477)p-value
Age, yr71.6±7.575.3±7.870.1±6.8< 0.001
Body mass index, kg/m224.0±3.423.7±3.524.1±3.40.247
Body surface area1.3±0.31.2±0.31.3±0.3< 0.001
eGFR, mL/min/1.73m267.7[59.5, 76.2]53.0[45.4, 57.0]71.4[66.2, 78.0]< 0.001
BUN, mg/dL15.8[13.1, 19.1]18.1[15.4, 23.3]15.0[12.6, 17.8]< 0.001
Creatinine, mg/dL0.95[0.85, 1.09]1.17[1.00, 1.34]0.90[0.83, 1.01]< 0.001
ADMA, μmol/L0.674±0.1110.691±0.1120.667±0.110.013
ADMA elevation *182(28.0)57(31.3)125(26.7)0.237
Systolic BP, mmHg134.2±20.1137.3±21.6133±19.40.014
Diastolic BP, mmHg72±10.171.1±10.572.3±100.172
Pulse pressure, bpm62.2±16.967.2±18.161.8±14.20.003
Fasting glucose, mg/dL90[83, 101]91[84, 107]89[83, 99]0.001
Fasting insulin, uIU/mL7.6[5.9, 10.3]8.4[6.2, 13.2]7.4[5.8, 9.9]0.002
Total cholesterol, mg/dL181.9±36175.3±38.7184.4±34.70.003
HDL cholesterol, mg/dL50.9±12.748.6±12.551.8±12.70.004
Triglycerides, mg/dL136[102, 188]149[109, 193]129[100, 185]0.844
Diabetes, %150(23.0)55(30.2)95(20.3)0.008
Hypertension, %420(64.5)139(76.4)281(59.9)< 0.001
Hyperlipidemia, %181(27.8)57(31.3)124(26.4)0.216
Smoking
 Non-smoker456(70.0)131(72.0)325(69.3)0.792
 Past smoker117(18.0)31(17.0)86(18.3) 
 Current smoker78(12.0)20(11.0)58(12.4) 
Drinking
 Non-drinker512(78.7)157(86.3)355(75.7)0.002
 Current drinker139(21.3)25(13.7)114(24.3) 
  1. Values are shown as mean ± SD, median [IQR], or number (%)
  2. eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate; BP, blood pressure; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; BUN, blood urea nitrogen; ADMA, asymmetric dimethylarginine
  3. * ADMA elevation, people with ADMA concentrations >75th percentile