Age and gender as risk factors for hyponatremia and hypernatremia.

  title={Age and gender as risk factors for hyponatremia and hypernatremia.},
  author={R. W. Hawkins},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  volume={337 1-2},
  • R. W. Hawkins
  • Published 2003 in
    Clinica chimica acta; international journal of…
BACKGROUND This study assesses gender and age as independent risk factors for hypo- and hypernatremia and describes the prevalence of hypo- and hypernatremia in different population groups. METHODS Details of all serum Na results with accompanying patient demographics for 2 years were downloaded from the laboratory database into Microsoft Access for multiple logistic regression analysis using SPSS. Female gender and age <30 years were the reference groups. RESULTS Data from 303577 samples… CONTINUE READING
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