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Table 5 Multivariate logistic regression analysis of renal biomarkers associated with mercury exposure

From: Reduced egfr, elevated urine protein and low level of personal protective equipment compliance among artisanal small scale gold miners at Bibiani-Ghana: a cross-sectional study

  Mercury Exposure   
Variable Exposed (%) Non -exposed (%) Age-AOR (95% CI) P-value
Urine protein (mg/dl)    
Normal (<10) 20 (32.79) 47 (95.9) *  
High (≥10) 41 (67.21) 2 (4.1) 50.29 (10.97–230.53) < 0.0001
eGFR (mL/min/1.73m 2 )    
Normal (>90) 5 (8.2) 47 (95.91) *  
Low (≤90) 56(91.8) 2 (4.1) 263.2(48.79–1420) <0.0001
Creatinine (μmol/L)    
Normal (53–106) 8 (13.1) 46 (75.4) *  
High (>106) 53 (86.9) 3 (24.6 101.06 (25.23–404.85) < 0.0001