Table 1

Characteristics of the Henry Ford cohort of non-dialysis CKD patients with persistent anemia

Characteristics

Total cohort N = 374


Age, mean (SD)

70.8 (12.9)


Men, %

39.6


White, %

45.7


African American, %

50.3


eGFR at index date†, mean (SD)

32.1 (12.7)


Hemoglobin closest to index date (baseline), %


< 10 g/dL

8.5


≥ 10 g/dL

91.5


Transfusion prior to index date, %

3.5


Cardiovascular disease, %

36.6


Diabetes, %

59.1


Peripheral vascular disease

16.6


Nephrologist visit prior to index date, %

66.3


Hospitalized prior to index date, %

49.7


Follow-up period, days, mean (SD)

459.5 (427.4)


†index date is the date of the first Hb < 10 g/dL in the study identification period.

Fox et al. BMC Nephrology 2012 13:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-5

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