Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of older patients on dialysis included in the case-series analysis

n = 16,874
Age75 ± 6
Hemodialysis15,965 (95)
Male8042 (48)
Race
    Asian452 (3)
    black3704 (22)
    white12,445 (74)
    other273 (2)
Diabetes9641 (57)
Hypertension13,811 (82)
Ischemic heart disease6571 (39)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease1720 (10)
Heart failure7157 (42)
Inability to ambulate or transfer723 (4)
Serum albumin3.2 ± 0.6
Hemoglobin10.1 ± 1.6
  • Data presented as mean ± SD or number (%) of patients.