Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of patients

Home Dialysis (n = 71)In-Center HD (n = 132)P
Age at start of the modality, years55 ± 1859 ± 160.09
Gender, male, %49560.2
Etiology of ESRD, %
    diabetes1719NS
    GN1460.07
    HTN45NS
    failed transplant24120.045
    drug toxicity65NS
    ischemic nephropathy9210.029
    multiple myeloma35NS
    hepatorenal syndrome05NS
    other1714NS
    unknown78NS
Comorbidities, %
    hypertension85730.08
    dyslipidemia37390.9
    diabetes41470.5
    malignancy790.6
    CHF20120.2
    PVD7180.04
    CVD2190.03
    CABG1070.4
    MI1890.07
Contraindications to PD, %028<0.001
Followed by nephrologists before dialysis start, %49340.03
  • HTN, hypertension; CHF, cardiac heart failure; PVD, peripheral vascular disease; CVD, cerebrovascular disease; CABG, coronary artery bypass graft; MI, myocardial infarction.