Abbreviation Meaning Reference
AIC Akaiki Information Criterion  [27,25]
ANOVA Analysis of Variance  [28]
BIC Bayesian Information Criterion  [27,25]
CKD Chronic Kidney Disease  [29]
CVD Cardiovascular Disease  [30]
eGFR Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate  [31]
ESRD End Stage Renal Disease  [10]
GFR Glomerular Filtration Rate  [31]
GLM General Linear Model  [32]
GLMM Generalized Linear Mixed Model  [33]
GP General Practice  [34]
IHD Ischaemic Heart Disease  [18]
LMM Linear Mixed Model  [35]
MANOVA Multivariate Analysis of Variance  [36]
MDRD Modification of Diet in Renal Disease  [30]
MIQUEST Morbidity Information and Export Syntax  [7]
NHS National Health Service of the UK  [7]
PVD Peripheral Vascular Disease  [37]
SEC Science, Engineering and Computing  
-2LL -2 LogLikelihood  [38]
Table 1: List of abbreviations.