Table 1.

Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of patients

ParametersPeritonitisControlP Value
No. of patients52104
Age, yr58.4±12.757.8±13.20.79
Sex, men/women36/1655/490.59
BMI, kg/m225.1±5.824.2±4.30.34
LBM, %44.4±16.640.3±10.40.09
Cause of ESRD
 DM22 (42.3%)48 (46.2%)
 HT2 (3.8%)5 (4.8%)
 GN11 (21.2%)25 (24.0%)
 Others6 (11.5%)13 (12.5%)
 Unknown11 (21.2%)13 (12.5%)
Comorbidities
 DM27 (51.9%)56 (53.8%)0.87
 CVA17 (32.7%)25 (24.0%)0.26
 IHD10 (19.2%)29 (27.9%)0.33
 PVD4 (7.7%)5 (4.8%)0.48
Hepatitis B4 (7.7%)12 (11.5%)0.58
Hepatitis C2 (3.8%)1 (0.96%)0.26
Charlson scorea6.0 (4.0–8.0)6.0 (4.3–8.0)0.95
Biochemistry
 Hb, g/dl8.6±1.79.3±1.60.03
 Albumin, g/dl3.0±0.63.2±0.50.03
 eGFR, ml/min per 1.73 m23.16±2.823.82±2.440.21
 NPNA, g/kg per d1.13±0.301.16±0.260.65
  • BMI, body mass index; LBM, lean body mass; DM, diabetes mellitus; HT, hypertension; CVA, cerebrovascular disease; IHD, ischemic heart disease; PVD, peripheral vascular disease; Hb, hemoglobin; NPNA; normalized protein nitrogen appearance.

  • a Median (interquartile range).