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Fig. 3 | Clinical Epigenetics

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From: DNAm-based signatures of accelerated aging and mortality in blood are associated with low renal function

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Multivariate regression meta-analysis of association between kidney traits and MRS, EEAA and PhenoAA. Multivariate regression models were used to assess the relationship between kidney traits and age acceleration as measured by seven DNAm-based predictors of age and/or lifespan, including Zhang’s 10-CpG mortality risk score (MRS), PhenoAge and extrinsic epigenetic age acceleration (EEAA). Results from the fully adjusted model included chronological age, sex, BMI, log-transformed triglycerides, HDL, hypertension, smoking status and diabetes as covariates, and baseline eGFR for serum urate analyses. Inverse-variance weighted fixed-effects models meta-analysis was conducted, where if heterogeneity was observed ([Q] phet < 0.05), a random-effects model was further interpreted. Individual panels show forest plots with the study-level and meta-analytic results for each association between kidney trait and DNAm-based predictor from the fully adjusted model. The rows correspond to the different studies and the sample size for each analysis (N). For eGFR and urate, the regression estimates represent the change in one standard deviation of the kidney trait per unit change in the MRS or per one year of age acceleration for PhenoAA and EEA. For CKD, the estimate column corresponds to the odds ratio (OR). The x-axis shows the estimates obtained from either the regression model (for single studies, data point shape is a black square) or the meta-analytic estimate (data point shape is a green diamond for serum creatinine-based traits and a red diamond for urate) with their 95% CI. Estimate: regression coefficient for the continuous traits and OR for CKD, 95% CI: 95% confidence interval of the estimate

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