Table 4.

Summary of pre-existing risk factors for vascular events and hemorrhages at baseline (ITT population)

Risk Factor, n (%)Twice-Monthly C.E.R.A. (n= 190)Once-Monthly C.E.R.A. (n= 191)Epoetin One to Three Times a Week(n= 191)
All body systems184 (97)187 (98)184 (96)
Arterial hypertension153 (81)168 (88)171 (90)
Hyperlipidemia93 (49)87 (46)96 (50)
Ischemic heart disease59 (31)68 (36)67 (35)
Diabetes62 (33)52 (27)63 (33)
Peripheral vascular disease37 (19)34 (18)28 (15)
Venous thrombosis25 (13)44 (23)30 (16)
Congestive heart failure26 (14)39 (20)30 (16)
Cerebral vascular disease18 (9)15 (8)18 (9)
Hemorrhage17 (9)18 (9)12 (6)