Table 2.

Baseline characteristics

ParameterSertraline, n=15Placebo, n=15
Age, yr61.7 (13.2)56.4 (14.4)
Men, n (%)11 (73)12 (80)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 White10 (67)8 (53)
 Asian2 (13)4 (27)
 Black2 (13)
 Mixed1 (7)3 (20)
Living conditions, n (%)
 Alone5 (33)5 (33)
 With partner5 (33)6 (40)
 With family5 (33)4 (27)
Dialysis vintage, yr3.1 (1.1, 6.2)3.3 (1.1, 6.5)
Comorbidity (Charlson Index)6.5 (5, 7)6 (4, 6)
Diabetes, n (%)6 (40)7 (47)
History of depression, n (%)5 (33.3)5 (33.3)
Hemoglobin, g/L118 (19)117 (14)
BUN, mg/dl44.8 (17.6)44.0 (21.3)
Serum creatinine, mg/dl8.0 (3.2)7.5 (3.6)
Kt/V (last value at month 1)1.43 (0.36)1.47 (0.21)
Predialysis systolic BP, mmHg148 (24)147 (30)
Predialysis diastolic BP, mmHg77 (9)84 (19)
  • Parameters are estimated by mean (SD) or median (25th, 75th percentiles) unless otherwise indicated.