Table 1.

Summary of patient characteristics at baseline (n = 2032)

Frequency%
Age >65 years72335.6
Men94246.4
White race126762.4
Diabetics117657.9
Cause of ESRD
    chronic glomerulonephritis21010.3
    hypertensive nephrosclerosis44121.7
    diabetic nephropathy76137.5
    unknown29714.6
    others32315.9
PD modality
    APD100249.3
    CAPD103050.7
  • APD, automated PD; CAPD, continuous ambulatory PD; PD, peritoneal dialysis.