Table 3.

Predictors of number of hypoglycemic events: multivariate analysis

VariableComparisonEstimated Coefficient (SEM)Adjusted Rate Ratio: (95% CI)P Value
Age (per 1 yr)0.02 (0.002)1.021 (1.017 to 1.024)0.0001
Body mass index (per one unit kg/m2)−0.03 (0.004)0.975 (0.968 to 0.983)0.0001
Years of kidney disease−0.13 (0.007)0.881 (0.870 to 0.892)0.0001
Fasting blood glucose (per 1 mg/dl)−0.005 (0.0004)0.995 (0.994 to 0.996)0.0001
Serum creatinine (per mg/dl)0.04 (0.02)1.039 (1.009 to 1.069)0.0001
Hemoglobin (per 1 g/dl)−0.23 (0.01)0.791 (0.773 to 0.810)0.0001
HbA1c (per 1%)−0.30 (0.019)0.742 (0.715 to 0.769)0.0001
Stroke historyYes versus no0.20 (0.03)1.219 (1.142 to 1.30)0.0001
Any insulinYes versus no0.57 (0.03)1.773 (1.667 to 1.883)0.0001
  • Outcome variable: number of >15 min events with glucose <60 mg/dl; n=80. HbA1c, hemoglobin A1c.