Table 1.

Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics (n=39)

Patient characteristics
Demographic characteristics
 Age, yr, median (IQR)64 (54–68)
 Men, n (%)22 (56)
 Black, n (%)14 (36)
 Education level, n (%)
  <12th Grade5 (13)
  12th Grade/high school/GED14 (36)
  Greater than high school20 (51)
 Employed (full or part time), n (%)4 (10)
 Married or living with partner, n (%)16 (41)
Clinical characteristics
 Time on dialysis, yr, median (IQR)1.5 (0.5–4.1)
 Smoking status, n (%)
  Current smoker12 (31)
 Hemodialysis access, n (%)
  AVF/AVG30 (77)
  Catheter9 (23)
 Charlson comorbidity score, n (%)
  1–28 (21)
  3–416 (41)
  ≥515 (38)
  • IQR, interquartile range; GED, general education diploma; AVF, arteriovenous fistula; AVG, arteriovenous graft.