Table 2.

Baseline characteristics of the patients

CharacteristicAll PatientsDiabetic PatientsNondiabetic Patients
Patients (n)329133196
Men:women (n:n)165:16474:5991:105
Age (yr)a59.8±12.364.6±9.856.5±12.7
Body build
 Height (cm)160.2±8.0160.5±8.0160.0±8.1
 Weight (kg)a62.1±12.466.0±12.559.4±11.6
 Body mass index (kg/m2)a24.1±3.925.5±3.523.1±3.9
 Waist circumference (cm)a90.3±10.895.3±9.786.9±10.1
 Hip circumference (cm)a96.4±8.299.3±8.194.5±7.7
 Waist-to-hip ratioa0.94±0.080.96±0.080.92±0.07
Duration of dialysis (mo)a,b26.6 (13.3–57.0)21.9 (11.6–39.7)30.0 (14.6–66.2)
BP (mmHg)
 Systolic141.0±22.0143.1±23.5139.5±20.8
 Diastolica75.3±12.071.2±11.278.1±11.7
Diagnosis, n (%)a
 GN104 (31.6)10 (7.5)94 (48.0)
 Diabetes103 (31.3)103 (77.4)0
 Hypertension26 (7.9)6 (4.5)20 (10.2)
 Polycystic15 (4.6)1 (0.8)14 (7.1)
 Obstruction17 (5.2)2 (1.5)15 (7.7)
 Others/unknown64 (19.5)11 (8.3)53 (27.1)
Major comorbidity
 Diabetes, n (%)a133 (40.4)133 (100)0
 Coronary heart disease, n (%)a61 (18.5)39 (29.3)22 (11.2)
 Cerebrovascular disease, n (%)a70 (21.3)41 (30.8)29 (14.8)
 Charlson comorbidity index score5.6±2.67.6±2.14.2±1.9
  • Values expressed with a plus/minus sign are the mean±SD.

  • a Significant difference between diabetic and nondiabetic patients.

  • b Data presented as median (interquartile range).