Body mass index as a predictor of continued survival in older chronic dialysis patients

@article{Kutner2001BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index as a predictor of continued survival in older chronic dialysis patients},
  author={Nancy Kutner and Rebecca V. Zhang},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
  year={2001},
  volume={32},
  pages={441-448}
}
Objective: To investigate the contribution of body mass index (BMI) to mortality over 11 years of follow-up in a prevalent sample of dialysis patients aged 60+. Design: Multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression analysis. Setting: Multicenter stratified random sample of black and white older chronic dialysis patients in a southeastern state. Subjects: 316 patients on hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Main outcome measure: Continued survival from baseline interview in 1988 to… CONTINUE READING

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