Table 3

Comparisons between depressed and non-depressed patients
Variables Depressed Non-depressed P
Gender
Male 17 (47.2) 71 (65.1) 0.076
Female 19 (52.8) 38 (34.9)
Age 47.0 ±14.6 48.5 ± 16.0 0.627
Diabetes
Yes 7 (19.4) 12 (11.0) 0.253
No 29 (80.6) 97 (89.0)
Time on dialysis (months) 54.3 ± 48.3 55.1 ± 50.5 0.384
Social Adaptation Index 6.1 ± 1.6 6.2 ± 1.9 0.901
Social Adaptation Index without the substance abuse item 5.8 ± 1.9 6.0 ± 2.2 0.793
Substance abuse
Yes 5 (13.9) 15 (13.8) 1.000
No 31 (86.1) 94 (86.2)
Depression score 30.9 ± 6.4 11.2 ± 6.5 <0.001
Laboratory
Hemoglobin 9.6 ± 1.6 10.1 ± 1.7 0.162
Creatinine 8.2 ± 2.3 8.9 ± 2.4 0.123
Albumin 4.3 ± 0.4 4.4 ± 0.4 0.528
KtV 1.8 ± 0.5 1.8 ± 0.4 0.437

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Santos and Arcanjo BMC Nephrology 2013 14:12   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-14-12

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