Table 4.

The association between candidate predictors and steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome

PredictorOR (95% CI)
CrudeaModel 1 (n=80)bModel 2 (n=80)bModel 3 (n=79)b
Age0.92 (0.77 to 1.10)0.89 (0.74 to 1.06)0.85 (0.69 to 1.04)0.86 (0.71 to 1.05)
Sex
 MaleRefRefRefRef
 Female3.76 (1.09 to 12.91)9.35 (1.92 to 45.59)6.29 (1.51 to 26.21)4.99 (1.31 to 18.97)
Serum IgM
 Low2.68 (0.61 to 11.78)6.94 (1.12 to 43.11)
 Middle0.96 (0.18 to 5.24)1.37 (0.22 to 8.42)
 HighRefRef
Selectivity index
 <0.2RefRef
 ≥0.20.93 (0.18 to 4.77)1.94 (0.18 to 20.87)
TA ratio
 Low2.80 (0.64 to 12.29)3.34 (0.70 to 15.98)
 Middle1.09 (0.10 to 5.98)1.20 (0.20 to 7.10)
 HighRefRef
  • OR, odds ratio; ref, reference; TA ratio, total protein-albumin ratio.

  • a Univariate association between each predictor and steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome.

  • b Listed variables were simultaneously included in the model.