Table 1.

Baseline characteristics at the first clinic visit in patients planned for dialysis (predialysis) and patients in the RSC-NFD group

VariableRSC-NFD (n=122)Predialysis (n=273)P Value
Mean (SD) or ProportionnMean (SD) or Proportionn
Age (yr)82 (9)12267 (14)273<0.001
eGFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2)16 (9)12216 (7)2730.92
Weight (lb)160 (34)112182 (44)256<0.001
Height (cm)162 (10)108167 (9)249<0.001
BMI27.7 (5.5)10829.1 (6.2)2490.06
Creatinine (mg/dl)3.9 (1.7)1223.7 (1.5)2730.37
Hemoglobin (g/dl)10 (1.6)12211.3 (1.8)2700.04
Albumin (g/dl)3.4 (0.6)1193.5 (0.7)2530.10
Corrected Ca (mg/dl)9.2 (0.07)1179.2 (0.07)2670.62
PO4 (mg/dl)4.7 (1.2)1184.7 (1.2)2660.95
PTH (pg/ml)200 (145)62218 (218)1500.47
Women455533900.2
CKD group (stage)0.32
 4576957155
 5435343118
Diabetes5364521410.88
Clinical dementia11.5140.41<0.001
Comorbidities (n)
 ≥18910970190<0.001
 ≥25770401080.001
 ≥338461848<0.001
Current or former smoker2534411120.03
Nutritional status
 A3411631090.01
 B63203661
 C3112
Race0.01
 Caucasian9010975205
 Asian451437
 ATSI000.41
 Pacific34410
 Arabic34720
Primary renal diagnoses<0.001
 Renal vascular disease57702774
 Diabetes mellitus29303391
 Polycystic kidneys11617
 GN452055
 Cause unknown0012
 Other8101334
  • BMI, body mass index; PTH, parathyroid hormone; ATSI, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander; RSC-NFD, renal supportive care clinic not planned for dialysis.