Table 2

Multivariate predictors of plasma potassium concentration in upper half of the distribution (>4.2 mmol/l)

Odds ratio95% CIp Value
Data are for 2399 patients for whom complete data were available.
CI, confidence interval.
Age (years)1.0161.009 to 1.023<0.0001
Diabetes1.661.38 to 2.00<0.0001
Serum creatinine (╬╝mmol/l)1.0061.004 to 1.008<0.0001
ACE inhibitor1.331.07 to 1.64 0.009
Diuretic0.490.39 to 0.61<0.0001