Table 2: Correlation of plasma LL-37 level with clinical covariates.

value

Age−0.161n.s.
BMI0.128n.s.
Disease duration −0.165n.s.
Plasma creatinine0.070n.s.
eGFR−0.098n.s.
Uric acid0.082n.s.
Total cholesterol 0.073n.s.
HDL cholesterol−0.450<0.01
LDL cholesterol0.132n.s.
Triglyceride0.445<0.01
FPG0.027n.s.
HbA1c0.085n.s.
hs-CRP0.316<0.01
WBC0.162n.s.
25(OH)D−0.164n.s.
VDBP0.092n.s.

eGFR: estimated glomerular filtration rate, FPG: fasting plasma glucose, hs-CRP: high sensitive C reactive protein, WBC: white blood cell count, 25(OH)D: 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and VDBP: vitamin D binding protein. n.s.: not significant.