Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of elderly patients on incident dialysis (the Geriatric Assessment in Older Patients Starting Dialysis Study)

Baseline characteristicsAll, n=123Frail, n=92; 75%Fit, n=31; 25%P Value
Demographics
 Age, yr76 (±7)76 (±7)74 (±7)0.28
 Sex (men), %6460770.08
 Single status/widow(er), %3740290.26
 Living in nursing home facility, %6800.11
 University level of education, %2119290.22
Cause of kidney failure, %0.16
 Vascular505339
 Diabetes192016
 GN327
 Interstitial nephropathy333
 Polycystic2010
 Other111112
 Unknown111113
Clinical parameters
 Treatment modality hemodialysis, %7679680.10
 Acute-start dialysis, %232860.01
 Systole, mmHg149 (±22)148 (±23)149 (±19)0.70
 Diastole, mmHg74 (±14)74 (±15)76 (±10)0.57
 Body mass index27 (±6)27 (±6)27 (±3)0.90
 Current or former smoker, %7573790.58
  • Mean (±SD).