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Table 3 Breed, sex, age, FIV and FeLV status, serum creatinine concentration, UPC ratio, SBP and IRIS stage in cats with ICGN and in cats with non-ICGN, and their influence on the chance to make either diagnosis

From: Immune-complex glomerulonephritis in cats: a retrospective study based on clinico-pathological data, histopathology and ultrastructural features

Variable Disease category p value
ICGN Non-ICGN
Breed: DSH vs. purebred
 absolute number 34 vs. 2 25 vs. 6 0.101
 (%) (94.4 vs. 5.6) (80.6 vs. 19.4)
Sex: SF vs. NM
 absolute value 16 vs. 21 19 vs. 12 0.140
 (%) (43.2 vs. 56.8) (61.3 vs. 38.7)
Age (years)
 mean ± sd 8.9 ± 3.5 10.3 ± 3.4 0.042
 (median; range) (9; 4–15) (11; 4–17)
FIV or FeLV status: + vs. -
 absolute value 13 vs. 24 0 vs. 21 0.024
 (%) (35.1% vs. 64.9%) (0% vs. 100%)
Creatinine (mg/dL)
 mean ± sd 3.5 ± 2.6 4.4 ± 2.6 0.612
 (median; range) (2.4; 0.6–11.1) (4.3; 0.6–11.0)
UPC ratio
 mean ± sd 7.5 ± 3.5 2.8 ± 0.9 < 0.001
 (median; range) (6.6; 2.4–18.6) (2.9; 1.0–4.5)
SBP (mmHg)
 mean ± sd 154 ± 25 154 ± 30 0.999
 (median; range) (160; 110–200) (150; 110–200)
IRIS stage: 1 vs 2 vs 3 vs 4 5 vs 15 vs 11 vs 6 7 vs 6 vs 11 vs 7 0.304
 absolute value (13.5 vs 40.5 vs 29.7 (22.6 vs 19.4 vs 35.5
 (%) vs 61.2) vs 22.6)
  1. ICGN, immune-complex glomerulonephritis; non-ICGN, non immune-complex glomerulonephritis; DSH, domestic short-haired; SF, spayed female; NM, neutered male; FIV, feline immunodeficiency virus; FeLV, feline leukemia virus; sd, standard deviation; UPC, urine protein-to-creatinine; SBP, systolic blood pressure; IRIS, International Renal Interest Society