Table 1

Clinical characteristics of patients at inclusion (i.e. 12 months before dialysis initiation)
Characteristics Whole population Control (n=120) Network (n=40) p
Age (years) 65.6 ± 14.7 65.6 ± 14.6 65.5 ± 15.4 0.62
Sex (% females) 35.0 35.0 35.0 -
Diabetes (%) 22.5 22.5 22.5 -
Non-smoker (ever) (%) 54.4 55.1 56.4 0.95
BMI (kg/m2) 26.0 ± 5.3 26.2 ± 5.5 25.3 ± 4.4 0.33
eGFR at inclusion (ml/min/1.73m2) 14.9 ± 7.3 15.2 ± 8.2 14.2 ± 4.5 0.54
Primary renal disease (%)
-Glomerulonephritis 26.3 26.7 25.0 0.83
-Diabetic nephropathy 16.9 18.3 12.5 0.1
-Vascular nephropathies 28.1 30.8 20.0 0.15
-Tubulo-interstitial nephropathies 9.4 8.3 12.5 0.45
-Hereditary nephropathies 16.3 12.5 27.5 0.02
-Others 1.9 1.7 2.5 0.74
-Unknown 1.2 1.7 0.0 0.99
Comorbidities (%)
-Hypertension 95.0 94.2 97.5 0.43
-Heart Failure 17.5 17.5 17.5 -
-Previous MI 10.0 9.2 12.5 0.55
-Previous Stroke or TIA 11.9 14.2 5.0 0.12
-Lower limb vascular disease 25 27.5 17.5 0.16
-Respiratory Failure 16.9 15.8 20.0 0.53
-Cancer 20.0 22.5 12.5 0.16

(MI= Myocardial Infarction, TIA=Transient Ischemic Attack).

Rognant et al.

Rognant et al. BMC Nephrology 2013 14:41   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-14-41

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